Rubens Barn dolls were created by Ewa and her friend after they had created beautiful clay figures with emotional and cheeky lifelike features but unfortunately children were unable to play with them! They then decided to design empathy dolls that children were able to play with and relate to. Rubens Barn work very closely with a family run manufacturer in China whom they are very fond of and close to. All dolls are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and can be machine washed at 30c and tumble dried at a low heat. The faces are sculpted with soft organic cotton sporting more lifelike features. They are super soft, cuddly and made with love!