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From Lynch & Kennedy,
Skagway, AK

$34.95

Lynch & Kennedy,
350 Broadway, Skagway, AK

$34.95

Description

Enjoy this fun homemade whale stuffed animal or decorative pillow made right here in Homer, Alaska!
 
Each whale is one-of-a-kind with each one made with love from repurposed and locally-sourced garments, including corduroy, denim, pants, plaid shirts, other garment items, and remnant fabric from a local outdoor textiles manufacturer. The stuffing is all new polyester fiberfill. Machine-washable with consideration to fabric, as some items may include leather, wool, or silk. No removable parts, safe for all ages. 
 
We can try to accommodate special color requests but part of the joy of these loving additions to your home is the surprise and delight in seeing which one you get!
 
Measures approximately 13" in length.
 
 

Homer Whales are unique soft-form toys individually hand made by Abigail Kokai in Homer, Alaska.  In the summer of 2015, Abigail had dreamed of making a "Wishing Whale” for the Homer Spit, after watching whales around Kachemak Bay. Then a good friend gave her some denim jeans to repurpose. She drafted up some patterns in a range of sizes and started making denim whale toys and HomerWhales was born. Additional fabrics include marine fabric remnants and patchwork pieces assembled from quilting fabrics, as Abigail is also an avid quilter. Each whale is unique, and she spends a lot of time selecting fabric combinations for each whale.  The fin whale is her favorite whale among the additional super-rad whale types she has also developed. They are fun for all ages and intended for use as toys or home décor pillows.
 
We Give Back

As part of the Homer Community, philanthropy plays an important role in our business plan, and 5% of annual profits are donated to the North Gulf Oceanic Society for whale research. Whales are stunning and intelligent creatures, let’s be considerate of them.