needs a stuffed animal
A stuffed animal can listen, keeps watch at night, and comes along when there is something to explore. But above all, a stuffed animal makes a child happy. In this regard, we are quite sure that creativity and taste are an individual matter. That’s why we think that children should design their stuffed animal themselves. A drawing is enough to go on, and we take on the sewing.
Would you like to draw your own stuffed animal? Are you a godfather, aunt, grandma or are you looking for a personal gift?Just send the drawing or upload it. After four to eight weeks (depending on the complexity) the parcel with the ready-made animal will arrive in its new home – naturally via animal-friendly transportation.
The eiswiekeis workshop is part of a social enterprise that helps people in special circumstances with their social and professional integration. We are also involved in other activities, but when an order arrives, time stands still for a moment as we admire the new drawing.
Thanks to the production of the stuffed animals, our sewers can work on diverse and meaningful individual projects without too much time pressure. The children’s drawings also bring a smile to their faces and inspire them to see the world from a different perspective.
The price is calculated based on the costs of material (cloth, thread, infrastructure etc), our labour time and the cost of the occasional cup of coffee. In order to keep the calculation simple, we work with a flat rate of CHF 79.- per stuffed animal (mailing expenses included within Switzerland / sales tax included).
The stuffed animals have a limited warranty. We work with high-quality materials and the quality is checked again before mailing. In case our product does have quality defects despite our best efforts, we refund the purchasing price less mailing expenses within 10 days in exchange for the product
The offer is meant to incorporate children’s drawings, so photos or other images usually cannot be accepted. Furthermore, we reserve the right to deny a drawing if it is too complex or not feasible within our abilities.
Not sure about your drawing? Contact us to avoid unnecessary effort.
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +41 77 427 25 59
Generally, our stuffed animals are between 30cm and 40 cm tall. But we sometimes take a bit of creative license. (A snake, for example, could end up a bit longer; otherwise it would be a worm, wouldn’t it?) We gladly accept special wishes regarding stuffed animal size per prior agreement.
Since we want to re-create the drawing as accurately as we can, we use various cloths and extra materials. If possible, we use sustainable or recycled products. The wool felt is a Swiss product, and the stuffing consists of recycled PET-fibers. We search for buttons and accessories in secondhand stores and incorporate ribbons and fabric remnants that are no longer used.
After we receive payment, the production of our stuffed animals usually takes eight to ten weeks. (Sometimes we are faster, but we cannot promise that…)
There is a small chance that the child will not like the soft animal (anymore) after it has been produced. Even though we adults may find the result a success, sometimes the cuddling factor or an optical detail is decisive in the eyes of the child. We generally ask parents to judge such a situation. Let the stuffed animal arrive at home and give your child some time – maybe both of them are just a bit shy at the beginning.
Please understand that we cannot guarantee a refund of production costs in such a case. Our goal is to re-create the original drawing as closely as possible. Nevertheless, we exercise some creative freedoms when interpreting the drawing into textile form. We try to take guidance from any comments (like the child’s age or special remarks) as much as possible.
Interested artists are welcome to contact us by E-mail and come see where their stuffed animal is brought to life. We do like carrot cake and our workshop dog always rejoices at a piece of hard bread.
Yes, for deliveries within Europe we charge CHF 99.- for one “eiswiekeis” (mailing expenses included, sales tax-free).
„eiswiekeis“ is Swiss German and means „one like none“. It is pronounced „ise-v-kise“.