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Waldorf-inspired knit animals.
Simon the South African Knitted Lion, $28
Linda Dawkins, mother of four in South Africa.
Why We Love Her:
After Linda started using the Waldorf philosophy to home-school her children, it struck her to continue those ideals to every aspect of her family’s life, including the toys they played with. And because she wanted them to play with earth-friendly, environmentally responsible toys, she decided to make them herself. She even goes one step further by actually spinning the natural-fiber yarn on a spinning wheel (yes, a real spinning wheel), and dyes them with plant dyes. Then she crafts adorable knitted animals, like donkeys, aardvarks and lions. True must-see treasures.