Polyfil: For my toys, I use a brand of high
quality polyfil that is made in the U.S.
NuFoam: I used regular foam rubber in my
early days of the business, then saw how it just couldn't hold up to a
washing machine. NuFoam may not be as pliable as foam rubber, but
it retains its shape and can be laundered over and over again without
Catnip: I always use organically grown
catnip. When it is available, I purchase it through Humane
Societies, who often have it on hand to sell for their fundraising
PVC: I haven't been able to trace back the
country of origin on this material, but I have found a great local mom
and pop business to obtain this from. I love local businesses, as
they help grow our economy. I use furniture grade connectors,
which are superior in looks to regular plumbing grade connectors.
I use plumbing grade piping because it is very sturdy, and the
manufacturer markings can be easily sanded off. Yes I sand these
by hand so that they aren't marred by an electric sander.