Emma Rabbit's favourite holiday is definitely May Day. She has been collecting Maypole ribbons all year. And every Wednesday afternoon at Village Dancing Practice, she teaches special May Day dances to the other animals. She says she learns them from various sources but also invents new ones.
Emma is made from ivory-coloured organic cotton fleece. She measures 15" tall. Her ears are lined with pink striped cotton, and her face is hand embroidered with cotton embroidery floss. She is safe for babies because there are no parts they could rip off and eat. Emma is stuffed with washable polyfill, so if she gets dirty you can hand wash her in warm water.
Emma, a fancy bunny, comes wearing either a Liberty of London Betsy Dress or a Lilac Paisley dress. We know she loves that sort of thing. Emma's outfit is removable so she can share and trade with the other animals - most especially her twin sister, Penelope.
Jane Van Cleef started Hazel Village in 2010 with her own two hands. She set out to make the toys she would have wanted as a child: soft and cute, with a rigorous commitment to the spirit of play. You'll never see a sewn-on doll shoe or a button that doesn't work because that would mean admitting the animals aren't real. So Hazel Village makes real organic cotton woodland creatures and dolls, and real doll clothes that everyone can share, to inspire hours of immersive, low-tech play.
At the Hazel Village workshop in Brooklyn, Jane does her best to follow the good example of the animals. Hazel Village and the animals have the same core values: they are resourceful, clever, jolly, diligent, and gentle.