Jenny Maj is the founder of Fluffmonger in Greensboro. So far she is the only one in the brand and she makes the cute stuffed animals.
Maj has created about a dozen characters. Each of them has its own backstory. For example, Baxter the horse is a foodie. Griswold the sheep has social anxiety. Finally, Falafel is a clumsy llama who likes yoga and gardening.
Now Maj wants to turn their stories into a book. Its tittle is “Falafel’s Garden” and she describes it as “rhyming children’s book about gardening, cooking and forgiveness”. Maj used Kickstarter to seek funding of $4000 for the softcover book. And She met the goal in just five days.
Maj writes she started to make the so-called organic stuffed animals two years ago. She makes the toys by hand and uses organic, eco-friendly and ethically produced materials. She even dyes the fabrics by hand. The stuffing is also special. Each toy is stuffed with either US-grown organic buckwheat hulls, organic wool from a local farm, or hypoallergenic fiber fill made from recycled plastic bottles.
This makes the stuffed animals a bit expensive with prices between $99 and $199 depending on the toy. Still, you get a fully organic and eco-friendly stuffed animal which has a great story and loves to hug.