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Note from shop owner I am taking a short break and will be back in 2022! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I am taking a short break and will be back in 2022! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Jessica Mancuso

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Jessica Mancuso


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About GusandOllie

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Fine art in Melbourne to monkey-making in Germany!

All things handmade have always been close to my heart. I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, culminating in graduating from Art School. Having a studio has always felt like Home.

After meeting my husband and moving from Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg, Germany together, I found myself in the unique position of being able to work on my art full time. This is how Gus & Ollie was born.

Sock Monkeys have been around since the early 20th Century, originally made from old socks for children of families who didn't have the means to buy toys. I have worked hard to create multiple original designs, with craftsmanship that has been perfected to be safe, robust and above all adorable & unique. No two are the same. No two are named the same.

Complete with much experimentation, frustration and triumph along the way, creating these toys are a labour of love.
Follow me on Instagram @gusandollie.

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  • Jessica

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Hi there! I'm Jess, a creative Aussie gal living in Hamburg, Germany. I design & create one-of-a-kind toys for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Each day in the Gus & Ollie studio is different, which is why I love my job. Thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Absolutely!! Simply let me know if you'd like your order wrapped as a gift. I can also enclose a personalise card with you order.

Care instructions

Most things are machine washable on a gentle cycle. Line dry in shade. But please check individual listings for details - or write to me :)

Custom and personalised orders

Don't see anything you love? Simply write to me your preferences and I will be happy to send you sock options matching your request. I will then make a custom listing for you in my shop to purchase. Custom orders can be shipped within 3-5 days of payment.

Wholesale availability

Please email me, if you would like to stock my toys and other products in your shop.