Handmade modern and minimalist items

Guelph, Canada
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Last updated on May 5, 2022

Free delivery to Canada locations on orders over CAD 150, and US over USD 35.


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About TheUrbanHedgehog

Sales 3,327
On Etsy since 2016

Canadian handmade modern and minimalist items for children

The Urban Hedgehog is a two-person, Canadian-based small family business. Our products are designed and hand-made by us - two family members - mother and daughter-in-law - who have become close friends over the years.

The entire process, from the design right through to the packaging, is Canadian.

Our process is very simple. First we come up with an idea, then we design the product and, if required, we have fabric printed at a Toronto-based textile company. Once we collect the fabric, we stitch it up, and then design and make our own packaging which we use to send your purchase off to you.

Shop members

  • Cheryl

    Owner, Creator

    Retired, and having fun creating all of Miriam's ideas - sewing, knitting, and crocheting. I also love to read, bake (recently, it seems to be mostly chocolate cupcakes for my grandson!), and taking long walks with my pet labrador.

  • Miriam

    Owner, Creator

    I am an elementary school music teacher, with two young children, and I enjoy drawing and trying out various craft ideas with them. I love the beach, as well as camping, and we try to go at least once or twice every year.

Production partners

  • Custom fabric printing company

    Mississauga, ON

    This company prints our own designs onto fabric

  • Custom fabric printing company

    Durham, NC

    Professional printing fabric services.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Although our printing process is one of the best washing-resistant ones, we recommend cold wash, tumble dry or dry flat for better results.

What is the fabric printing process?

We use a reactive dye process that enables us to not only print a multitude of fabrics, but also use a wide gamut of colours. The fixation process ensures our print is permanent. All the printed fabrics go through a 3 step wash process. Reactive dye is the next generation of digital textile printing.

What type of ink/dyes do you use and are they harmful?

Low-impact dyes are used in the digital print process. They are water soluble and once fixated, they are not harmful. They contain no heavy metals or other known toxic substances, and do not need mordants.

Is the printing permanent?

The dyes and method used are the most permanent process of textile printing. Once printed our fabrics resist excessive running and fading, and remain colour stable. Colours will always leech from any fabric, however it is very limited with this dye process.

Is the printing process green?

Digital printing is very much a green approach in regards to textile printing. There is little if any wasted fabric and the rip technology drops the exact amount of ink so waste is limited.

What kind of cardstock do you use?

We use cover-weight 110 black charcoal cardstock. The cardstock is 30% recycled PCW and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified to come from well managed and sustainable forests.

Do I have to pay shipping for each item if I buy more than one?

When you buy more than one item, we tend to ship them together (except if specifically told not to do so). We have become quite accurate when calculating our shipping fees, but if there are any overages over 1 CAD we will refund you the difference.