I first saw Cuddle + Kind on Instagram as a Sponsored Ad and the adorable photo caught my attention and I started following their feed. I visited their website and learned about their mission statement which is so inspiring.
For every heirloom quality doll they sell they provide ten meals for children in need. The way they do that is by partnering up with several charities who focus on helping children. Their website doesn’t only focus on selling the dolls, it focuses on the charity aspect. This is so refreshing to see. A company that actually makes it a priority to make the world a better place and change the lives of little children.
Because they work with several agencies they are able to help out children all over the world including impoverished countries as well as the USA and Canada, which are countries we don’t readily think of as having hungry children but that, unfortunately, is just not true. There are hungry children everywhere, probably closer to home than one might think.
As a company Cuddle + Kind has donated almost 1.4 million meals (as of August 2017).
Cuddle + Kind also sponsors events to raise awareness of this global epidemic as well as encourages their customers and fans to pay it forward and start their own initiatives to help their cause!
It’s a really selfless and beautiful way to run a business. For a successful business to give back in such a major way is definitely a trend that new companies are taking. Young people want to purchase items with a message, a purpose, to see the money they spend go to something bigger!
The beautiful dolls are created by artisans in Peru. These skilled workers are treated fairly and given sustainable wages. The materials used for these dolls are also the highest quality.
Their website is also stunning and so easy to navigate. They are extremely transparent about their mission statement, the reason they created the project and it’s so nice to see a family business doing so well. Please take the time to look on their website and click around to learn more about their mission as well as the dolls of course!
Our friends gave us two dolls from Cuddle & Kind. One was this Pink Bunny named Chloe. Long story short, we were almost sure we were having a girl so therefore the pink bunny. BUT honestly Oliver doesn’t care, he absolutely LOVES Chloe!
She comes in 13″ and 20″, Oliver has the 13″ version of this doll. If you go to Cuddle and Kind’s website, you can read all about Chloe’s background (including her birthday, how many meals she wants to supply, quote and a little bio). Each doll also has their own little color print you can purchase! They are so adorable! And each print has a little inspirational saying. I love Chloe’s “Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go”!
Oliver is definitely the sparkle in our lives!
Chloe is created from various shades of pink yarn. She is SO detailed! Definitely the most detailed and exquisite knit doll out there! It shows that it was created meticulously by hand! Each stitch is perfect! Chloe the Bunny wears a little ruffled dress with a cardigan bolero. She has a flower in her hair. And each doll comes with a cuddle and kind band around their hand.
Whenever I see that band it really does remind me of C+K mission statement.
Each doll is created with high quality, 100% cotton yarn, meets all the safety standards in the USA and Canada. It is stuffed with hypoallergenic polyester. Each doll is SO SOFT!
Oliver is at that age that he puts EVERYTHING in his mouth so I actually have washed Chloe about three times.
I use Charlie’s Soap and wash her in the sink, just gently swish her around, rinse out the soap, then lay her flat and squeeze out the water very gently. Then lay her on our clothing drying rack for about 2 days to make sure she is completely dry. She washes BEAUTIFULLY.
For Oliver, who is five months old now, the 13″ doll is PERFECT but when he gets older we would love to get the bigger, 20″ dolls. I think a tiny baby with a big doll looks so adorable!
These dolls are priced accordingly for what you get. Everything is SO detailed, SO perfectly stitched and SO durable, that they are definitely worth the money. And, of course, they provide meals for children so spending a little more to make a huge difference in someone’s life is definitely worth it.
Oliver is definitely in love with Chloe, she’s the little toy we always have in our diaper bag so he can be calmed by her if he’s being fussy. I always whip her out during his diaper changes so he just cuddles with her and makes diaper changes easier.
Oliver and I highly recommend Chloe but check out their other dolls as they are all so beautiful. Most of their dolls come in a boy and girl version. So Chloe’s BFF is Benedict. They have doggies, mermaids, kitties, sheep, bears, etc etc. In fact I have my eye on one of their bears because his name is OLIVER! I would LOVE to see an elephant in their collection!
The company is also very quick with feedback, so if you ever have questions don’t hesitate to ask them! They respond fast and are a pleasure to talk to. A truly kind company!
1 doll = 10 meals
Please note: This is an honest review, I did not receive this doll in exchange for a review.