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Materials We Use

Published on 2017-01-27
Materials We Use

At Ciao Bimba we take great care to use the best available materials for our dolls. We firmly believe it matters what children play with. We cherish the conviction children are positively influenced by natural toys that provoke their creativity and sense of aesthetics. We make an effort to use exclusively natural materials like wool and cotton to make our dolls alive. We use exclusively OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified natural fabrics, ribbons and threads. All our materials comply with the EN71 European toys safety standard. All our toys carry the CE marking and are tested by an independent agency for conformity with the European toys safety standard. Here is a list of all the materials we use. If you would like to learn more about the materials we use you can always write to us at

Liberty Art Fabrics:

The classic Liberty prints radiate flowery exuberance and lightness that matches the happy personalities of our dolls. For their dresses we use the unique Tana Lawn cotton, made without the use of crease-resisting chemicals or irritating allergens. The classic Liberty prints on Tana Lawn cotton are designed in England and produced in Italy.


We use Westfalen fabrics for the shoes, pants and underwear of our dolls. We love  their high quality and sophistication. They are all exclusively designed and made in Germany.


All the shirts of our dolls are made out of Hilco jersey. Our dolls love its softness and always say it feels like a warm hug. We use Hilco fabrics also for the underwear and shoes. They are exclusively designed and produced in Germany.


Laib Yala Tricot:

All our dolls are made out of the sturdy Laib Yala Swiss jersey. It comes in various skin colors and allows for years of play without damage. We use cotton single jersey for the head and cotton interlock jersey for the body of the dolls.



Verhees Textiles:

We use Verhees baby cord for some of our shoe designs that require a more sturdy material. All fabrics come with an  OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate.


Schoeller + Stahl:

The hair of our Classic Ciao Bimba dolls are exclusively made of the Schoeller + Stahl mohair boucle, exclusively milled in Germany.


The Natural Fibre Company

We use brushed mohair, produced in England,  to crochet our mohair wefts wigs.


Mohair Wefts:

The hair of our Darling collection dolls is 100% natural mohair weft made out of Chinese goat hair. It has been dyed with natural colors and has been tested for pesticides and other harmful substances.





We use DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton to embroider the eyes and the mouth of our dolls. Its exceptional sheen gives our doll an extra sparkle in the eyes. DMC threads are produced in France.



Guetermann Threads:

We sew the body of our dolls with Mara 30 to ensure its durability and flexibility. For the clothing we use Mara 120 to guarantee a fine and even appearance.



Satab brings fun and colorful textile finishes to brighten up our dolls and girls clothing. All ribbons are produced in France.


Stocko YKK Fasteners :

We use YYK STOCKO metal shoe eyelets for the shoes and metal snap buttons for the shirts of our dolls. They are produced in Germany.


Natural Wool:

Our dolls are filled with 100% natural wool from Bulgaria. Wool has biodynamic, memory retaining, soothing and fire-retardant properties. These properties make it the ideal material to bring to life our warm and soft dolls.  Our wool is regularly tested for pesticides and other harmful substances.