The Samka Owl in purple | Source: Foxy Beginnings

Stunning toys with equally stunning standards for production? Yes, please!

Foxy Beginnings adds the Samka Owl to its Aurora Collection. Foxy Beginnings was founded on the idea of creating more sustainable and ethically sourced toys after the founder, Mana, was unable to find toys for her daughter that met said standards. Foxy Beginnings was then built using eco-friendly materials (and organic, too, when possible) and produced by highly skilled artisan women that are a part of marginalized communities around the globe.

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Each plush item is handmade and supports the women and their families financially while ensuring a safe place to work. The Samka Owl is an addition to the handcrafted toy collection. “Samka” is a Ukrainian word that translates to “feminine,” which is embodied in the plush character by its tulle dress, tulle flower accessory, and lace details on its head and limbs. The Samka Owl comes in peach, white, or purple, and has embroidered eyes and a beak. 

At 40 centimeters tall, the owl makes a special addition to any kid’s playtime or room decor. It is available to purchase for $100 on, and customers can feel good about supporting the environment and Ukrainian artisans.