Jess Brown began making dolls for her daughter nine years ago from cashmere sweaters and antique remnants. Committed flea marketers, they would search together for antique pieces, trims and buttons. The result is a line of handmade rag dolls. Each cotton muslin doll is hand-dyed in Persian black tea to create variations in skin tones. They are all named and made of cotton muslin and linen, and primarily recycled and antique fabrics and findings. Each doll is stuffed with a sustainable corn fibre stuffing. And as Jess points out: “there is something beautiful about a worn and well-loved doll created from the finest materials.” Available from the Selvedge shop.