Next time you need a lovable, hugable gift for a little person in your life, consider making the trek to Etsy rather than the nearest big-box toy store. A quick search using the terms "eco" or "green," plus "stuffed animal" brings a tempting array of eco-friendly animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. Materials of choice for these handmade critters are recycled yarn, upcycled sweaters, eco-felt, and lots of love! See for yourself and you may never buy toy-store plush again...
Tiny the Spotted Owl is made from super-soft recycled angora wool, making him the perfect cuddle-mate for kids. He and his other feathered friends at Woolcrazy are looking for new homes. Will you help them find new friends to play with and love them forever?
Pogo stuffed animals are not new to Inhabitots – in fact they were voted Best Green Toy in 2009! But Adam the frisky little pogo with the red & orange striped pullover is new and we’d like to introduce you to him! He’s crafted from an upcycled wool sweater, stuffed with sustainable bamboo fiberfill and is ready for adventure!
Give a child an Eco Dino from Noble Upcycling and you’re guaranteed that no one else will give them the same thing. That’s because each Eco Dino is made with a mix of premium, upcycled, felted wool sweaters that is 100% unique!
Repurposing is the name of the game at mrowe’s Etsy shop. All of her handmade creatures are made from repurposed sweaters and reclaimed fabrics including Octavian Octopus with his cute striped tentacles and friendly smile.
This adorable chocolate brown bear from plushpussycat is not only kid-friendly but he’s earth friendly too! Made from a felted lambswool/angora sweater with a recycled chartreuse wool scarf, this little bear is ready to for some serious snuggling!
Sherbet the Bird Softie is looking for a new nest! He comes from excellent pedigree – born from a luxurious orange cashmere sweater and crafted with love by Lisa Siebert of loftloop. Sherbet’s siblings Dandelion, Tangelo and Fred and a host of other softie friends are available too.