As twilight falls on Hazel Village and the crickets of evening begin to chirp, the animal friends meet Phoebe Fawn in the field for orchestra practice. Phoebe is the Village Orchestra conductor and concertmaster. She says her instrument is the pan flute, which never goes flat, and which an industrious animal can play even if she has hooves.1024
Phoebe is made of organic cotton fleece in a lovely shade of caramel brown. She measures 14" tall. Her hooves are made of dark brown organic cotton knit, and her tail is natural organic fleece. Her spots are printed with a technique that keeps the fabric's natural softness, and her face is hand embroidered with cotton thread. She is stuffed with washable polyfill.
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.