zanimals are my way of combining the three great loves of my life – art, animals, and kneesocks! i make each and every cute, cuddly critter with a unique blend of colors, patterns and textures - and a lot of love.
which means that’s what you’ll feel when you hold one. zanimals are the perfect gift for a new baby, or for a big kid who needs a special friend to make life feel a little sweeter, and safer. small (and quiet) enough to travel in a backpack to school, summer camp or a new house, zanimals are made from both new and recycled, clean materials and are filled with 100% polyester fiberfill. in other words, each one is super soft for optimal squeezing and cuddling. some see the world through buttons, so if you are gifting to a baby, please be cautious - or - just ask me to use felt instead.
because every zanimal is handmade in my studio, no two are the same, and that’s what makes them so special. i puzzle over each one for hours, until it's just right. sometimes (most times), after spending all that time with a zanimal, it feels like a friend of mine. so if yours takes awhile to get to you, it probably means i needed some extra time to say goodbye...
buying a zanimal also helps other animal friends live happier lives!
10% of every purchase is donated to one of these animal aid organizations:
the animal rescue league
best friends animal society