Noshkins

Handmade felt food for children, teachers & collectors.

Tustin, California | 259 Sales

Noshkins

Handmade felt food for children, teachers & collectors.

Tustin, California 259 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (99)

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Note from shop owner My shop is temporarily closed for my 40th wedding anniversary. I will be open again on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Thanks for your patience.

Regards,

Connie

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019

My shop is temporarily closed for my 40th wedding anniversary. I will be open again on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Thanks for your patience.

Regards,

Connie

Connie

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About

Creating Eco-Friendly Toys for Children, Teachers and Therapists

Noshkins *
In 2011, I made a set of play food out of felt for my then 3 year old grandson to use in his new play kitchen. It was important that he could use this play food to learn shapes, colors and about different types of food. I didn’t care for the plastic food available and thought the wood food was potentially damaging (kids throw things!). His reaction was immediate joy and engagement. I was inspired to share my lovingly made items with others.

In order to be earth conscious, I found a felt that was made from recycled plastic bottles. The benefit was immediately obvious when I washed and dried the pieces. They hold their shape and color perfectly for a long life.

After designing about 30 different food items I began the process of making these toys for children and toddlers, some by hand and some by machine. We bought dies and a hand die cutting machine so that it wouldn't take so long cut each part. There was a lot of experimenting to be able to sew these beautiful food items in the shortest amount of time. Some items, such as the Kiwi fruit, must be completely sewn by hand.

I care about each piece I make. I design the patterns, sew the pieces, design and assemble all the packaging —all with quality and fun in mind. When I need help I hire my sister and a couple of friends to meet my deadline. The rule is “have fun making them”.

We decided to offer some pieces in individual packages and to put some pieces into groupings such as our tea party set or our lunch items set.

One of my customers made me aware of the potential benefit of Noshkins toys to teachers and therapists. Noshkins can be more than just a toy. Noshkins employs visual and tactile stimulation through their texture, color and easily recognizable food shapes. They can be self soothing while acting as symbolic tools for parents, teachers and range of professionals to aid both typical children and those with special needs. Children can learn colors, shapes and food names, practice fine motor skills and nutritional choices while playing.

Noshkins go beyond toys. Some collect or display them. They're also fun to use in craft projects. One customer used the carrots as part of her spring wreath!

* Each piece is designed, packaged and handmade with detail and affection by me in Tustin, California in a pet and smoke free environment.

FACEKINS
My other Etsy shop contains my FACEKINS™ reusable face pads at etsy.com/shop/facekins

Not liking the fact that I was constantly throwing away cotton balls, I decided to sew fabric face pads for myself. Facekins was born!

• Reducing landfills one face at a time!
• GO GREEN – Wash, don't toss
• Absorbs less, so product isn't wasted
• Doesn't leave "fuzz"
• Luxuriously soft for sensitive skin
• Perfect for travel; dry quickly

Shop members

  • Connie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    As a graphic designer, I love designing the shapes and details. Kids should have beautiful things to spark their imaginations. Each piece is carefully sewn by machine with hand sewn details.

  • Cathy

    Assistant, Creator

    Cathy is my sister and helps make felt food when I need to catch up. She's worn many hats (besides what's in her picture), one of which was tailoring custom clothes.

  • Sandy

    Marketer, Customer Service

    Sandy is my husband and business partner (isn't he cute?). He's my #1 supporter! Sandy helps me navigate the myriad of social media options.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2016
Processing time
Depending on order size it typically takes from 1-2 business days to prepare an order for shipping. For details, see individual items.

Estimated shipping times
We pride ourselves on being able to ship our products from 1 to 4 days after order processing. I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose and the destination. For my European and Asian customers, shipping times depend on the shipping method you select.

Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

Noshkins and Facekins are made and packaged in Southern California.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted within 14 days if the package is unopened or if a piece is damaged. We will refund the cost of the items minus shipping. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Payment
We accept payment through Etsy Direct and PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay using your credit card.
Shipping
Noshkins sets will be shipped within 2-4 business days after payment is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Custom order requests are welcomed.
Privacy
Information We Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order of play food or gift information, for example), if you contact us directly.

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

1. as needed to provide my services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
2. when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
3. if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
4. as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

1. Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
2. Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
3. Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
4. Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:

1. Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
2. Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) We will generally delete your personal information upon request.
3. Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
4. Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of the data protection law, Noshkins, Inc. is the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at info [!at] noshkins.com. Alternately, you may mail us at:

Noshkins, Inc. 10884 Kimball Place, Tustin California, 92782

More information

Last updated on Nov 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

• Each piece is washable. Hand wash or throw into the machine. Air dry or dry on low heat.

Will they hold their shape and color when washed?

Yes. Noshkins are created using Ecofi felt, a fabric made in the USA from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. No worries about wool allergies! Some items are filled with either non-allergenic, washable polyester fiberfill or non-allergenic regular density foam.

What is the recommended age for Noshkins?

Noshkins are recommended for children 3 years and older. The handmade banana is fine for younger children.

What are the advantages to felt over wood or plastic play food?

• Moms: save your feet! Stepping on these toys won’t hurt. And unlike wood or plastic play food, Noshkins will not cause damage if thrown!

What are Facekins reusable face pads?

Facekins™ Reusable Face Pads can be found in my other Etsy Shop.

• Facekins ultra-soft pads are excellent for facials, removing makeup and applying toner, scrubs and other facial products.

• Tired of picking cotton lint from eyelashes (or men’s face stubble)? Facekins don’t leave fibers behind.

• Facekins have soft edges that are perfect for removing makeup under the eyes. Cloth cotton pads on the market are stitched around the outside making them rough on the skin.

FACEKINS™ REUSABLE FACE PADS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO ETSY.COM/SHOP/FACEKINS

What are customers saying about Noshkins?

I did receive the adorable carrots. I will leave you an outstanding review as they are exactly in fact even better than I had hoped for. I never knew that they were made out of recycled plastics which is outstanding. I am a new grandmother and have already purchased a wooden kitchen and must stock the refrigerator with your adorable foods. They look so real! - Margo

I received my order so fast! I am very interested in getting some more. I teach Kindergarten and we do a FOOD unit that these will be perfect for. They are just so darn cute! Even my 11 year old and 9 year old were impressed when they arrived. They said, "You should get more!" And I will soon!
Thank you again!
Nicolette