Redspottedpurple creatures have arrived! A very odd, but sweetly unique “stuffy” that resembles the first drawings of my pre-schooler. I must admit I was a bit sceptical when I first saw the marketing literature, but I was won over by the creatures themselves, the ethical company philosophy and by my kids’ reactions.
With their misshapen bodies, odd colors, irregular legs and arms, and strange little snouts, the redspottedpurple creatures are loveable little oddballs. I swear I’ve got a few sketchbooks from Amy (my 4 year old) that have remarkably similar creatures with huge heads and skinny little stick legs and goofy smiles. And Kieran, my 2 year old, took one look at the creatures, particularly the fellow named Fluf, and went into uber-loving mode. “Its okay, lil guy, I give you hug now, want come for cookie? I make you happy”.
Fluf and his pals are either made of Turkish organic cotton or Peruvian Alpaca Wool and are incredibly soft, with a high “squeezability” factor. At $39.95 for one of the redspottedpurples, they not an inexpensive stuffy, but I suspect they will be one of the few that get toted everywhere for a long time by the wee person (or adult) who’s the lucky beneficiary.
Plus, when you consider that each redspottedpurple creature is hand-crafted by a home-based artisan in a developing country who is paid a fair wage – enabling many of their families to rise above the poverty line – that forty bucks doesn’t seem so unreasonable.
Redspottedpurple is an independent Dutch design label committed to eco-friendly materials and a philosophy of ethical business and social responsibility.
Every Little Bit is pleased to be the first Canadian retailer of the unique redspottedpurple creatures. Check Fluf and the gang out in Every Little Bit’s toy section.