The Fuzzy Folk have been brought to life by University of Brighton graduate Agnes Keplinger. Agnes was looking for a job in the fair trade fashion industry, when she found something much more interesting and rewarding; her own company ‘Fuzzy Folk’!
In February 2014 Fuzzy Folk was awarded the University of Brighton Enterprise Growth Grant, which has helped Agnes a great deal to develop and grow her company since.
Being the only completely natural sewing kits on the market, Fuzzy Folk were inspired by toys Agnes played with in her own childhood: ‘classic’ toys made from natural materials which children could also learn from. We didn’t have an overload of toys but the ones we had ‘were to keep’.
The materials we use are extremely kind to the skin so our toys can be cuddled endlessly. We are also committed to the environment, using natural materials and vegetable dyes, and packaging that is made from recycled materials.
The Fuzzy Folk have taken part in events such as the Brighton Mini Maker Faire (for the second time this year!) and we are currently selling our kits in Whirligig in Brighton and Abigail’s Drapery on Lewes High Street.
‘I have met a lot of great people on this journey, but I would like to thank particularly Abigail Petit, the owner of Abigail’s Drapery, who has helped develop the product and has been an inspiration and great business partner ever since we met in 2012. Without Abi we wouldn’t be where we are now.’