Juan is from Colombia, which is why we have reached out to the community in Bogotá for all of our doll-making needs. We were happy to complete another trip to Colombia in January, where we met with our carpenter, hired a couple new painters, and planned to have some boxes printed for our new packaging. It was quite a trip! This is the shop and the machine where our dolls are made. This machine is called a lathe, and the dolls are chiseled by hand from a wood called Urapán. This is a wood commonly used in Colombia and it is sustainably forested; for every tree used, two are planted.
We added two new sizes to our range of child-sized dolls; the smallest sister and the smallest boy, completing our family of peg dolls.