HABA is a company from Germany (oh yea!) that started in 1938. HABA was the “Factory for fine wooden toys” and is now known around the globe.
We are a wood manufacturing company known for our high-quality baby and children’s toys, as well as our children’s games and furniture. We view ourselves as a “single source supplier” for children. We are expanding our product portfolio beyond wood products using the same high quality standards for which we are known. Thus, HABA also offers jewelry, porcelain dishes and textiles, for example. HABA products may be found in well-stocked toy stores around the globe.
Being of German descent myself and further studying the language and culture during the last 9 years, I know how serious Germans are about quality. HABA is no exception to this high consideration. “Produkt gut, Alles gut” Check out their website to really get into how great their policies, philosophies, environmental protection, and quality and safety really are! One concern I have always had being a mother is making sure my daughter has quality toys…enough of these lead paint, plastic and cheaply made toys! We have always been partial to wood and quality made products.
Meet Fay Finja, Souri, Lotta, Amelie and Paola – each 15” of sweet smiles and outstretched arms. HABA’s soft doll collection features a padded body, chenille hair, cotton/polyester and velour dresses. Each doll is dressed in happy colors of the rainbow and carries an accessory that makes them special from a flower basket to a headband. And just in case, each doll is hand washable (but keep them away from the dryer).
I received the Fee Finja doll for review. She is everything I have ever looked for and more than I could hope for. She is made out of REAL textiles and the quality is sure one of the first things I noticed.
I was greatly impressed with how much detail went into the doll. From the hair being chenille yarn-like to the removable shoes exposing the fabric matching her dress, I couldn’t help myself from examining every thoughtful aspect to this Fee Finja. Fee Finja came also with a blue shawl that can go on and off. Also with a basket of flowers that is also detachable with little fabric flowers.
My daughter was incredibly excited to receive her…in fact to go with the great picture I captured she exclaimed “OHHHH, I’ve ALWAYS wanted one of these!” As if she has no other dolls…ha!…but even she could tell its different than her other dolls – this one is a Forest Fairy wanting her playmates to come with her protecting the forest! I seriously could not get this doll out of the arms of my daughter after she opened it up! I think it was painful for her to have me take the one or two pictures of just Fee Finja alone…with out being in her arms.
The dolls are culturally diverse, which is a defiantly a positive. One downfall I see is that they could be considered costly but you get what you pay for, especially in this case for a fantastic quality and environmentally aware product. I think we may even add to our (now) started collection and buy more of the sisters and friends…they seriously are really amazing dolls.
Buy it: You can purchase Fee Finja for $45 and other HABA toys at www.maukilo.com where you will find the largest online selection of HABA products in the US or use the HABA store locator to find a retailer near you!
Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with these products are my own and yours may differ.