This friendly echidna has a colorful checked set of spines on his back. Made of hand-dyed and hand-woven cotton, he is the perfect friend for playtime. Ethically handmade in Sri Lanka.
Want to pair this with a book? Try Koala Lou by Mem Fox, illustrated by Pamela Lofts (1989), a story set in Australia, where echidnas live.
Materials: 100% hand-dyed, hand-woven cotton; filled with kapok, an all-natural, hypoallergenic fiber
Care: Spot clean using mild detergent and warm water; do not dry in direct sunlight as colors may fade
Size: 10 inches long
Founded in the 1960s by Barbara Sansoni, today Barefoot products are still designed and produced in Sri Lanka. They are made by workers at home or by local artists and craftspeople in small country workshops working under ethical conditions—never by factories or production lines. As has always been the case, Barefoot works almost exclusively with women, who dye and weave cotton, silk, and wool yarns by hand, using eco-friendly, nontoxic dyes.