Sometimes the other animals ask Catalina, "doesn't that bonnet constrict your ears?" She says, thank you for asking but in fact no, it is cozy and it stretches. Plus, when she finds nice acorns she can use her bonnet as a bag.
Catalina is made of gray organic cotton fleece and stuffed with washable polyfill. Her ears are lined with cotton oxford shirting. Her eyes and nose are hand-stitched with cotton embroidery floss. She measures 14 inches, not counting her ears and tail. You can hand-wash her in warm water, and she will air dry.
Catalina's elastic-waist skirt is made of multi-coloured cotton lawn from Liberty of London. Her bonnet is red organic cotton. Like all Hazel Village animal clothes, Catalina's skirt and bonnet are removable so the animals can share and trade.
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.