Being in the classroom for most of my day, I see my fair share of children’s imaginative illustrations. I love the whimsical nature of children’s drawings and seeing their perceptions of the world around them whether exaggerated or perfected. Aminals has taken that love for their children’s creative works of art and turned them into eco-friendly, loveable, huggable, and soft dolls, each accompanied by their own special story. My favourite is the Sistur’s story, “My backpack has three pockets, one of them is secret. Bees can sting you even if they are dead.”
Each doll retails for $24.99 on their webstore but can also be purchased from retailers. What’s special about these dolls is that they are 100% organic inside and out. That means when your little ones have outgrown playing with them or if the dolls have seen their last days, you can compost them instead of simply throwing them out. (I know that I have so many stuffed animals that I have either packed away in garbage bags to give away, or to be disposed of in the trash : ( simply because I no longer have space for them!)
Being fully bio-nutrient means that all Aminal dolls are stuffed with 100% unbleached, unprocessed, chemical-free organic cotton and dyed with low-impact vegetable dyes. Aminal dolls contain no petro-chemicals and no synthetic materials. Of course, this means that over time they may fade in colour or the cotton inside may move around a bit, but Aminal believes that this is what makes them truly a special product that can be enjoyed by many but also good for the environment. Their website also has the five easy steps that you should follow to compost your Aminal properly so that it can become rich soil in a matter of months.
What a great idea! It doesn’t hurt that the dolls are super adorable too!