Literacy Matters: Fusing fun and reading, Rabbits for Reading is a unique and flax linen napkin set, linens that help children's literacy. Once the napkins are folded, following the special instructions printed upon the napkin, it becomes a Rabbit! The puppet is a reading toy that promotes learning through play and bonding.
The Rabbits support the love of reading by donating 10% of proceeds to S.T.A.I.R. and First Book. S.T.A.I.R. is a New Orleans tutoring group helping elementary school students to succeed an build confidence for successful roads ahead. First Book provides books to children in need, whether to schools or individual groups.
These fine flax linens are made in New York state in the Irish tradition, by a family in business for 150 years! They are sewn and printed in New Orleans with eco inks.
Rabbits for Reading is a collaborative project by designers Cécile Thalmann & Adel Kassem + Matter.
Cécile's grandmother used to play with her using this napkin rabbit trick and she has been sharing it with others ever since! The transformation of the napkin into the puppet helps spark a child's creativity and also becomes their delightful reading buddy, investigating books and lands of imagination together.
Care instructions: Wash cold, dry flat, iron on back (non-printed side)
Orders are shipped between 1 - 3 days upon receipt of payment via USPS. (Did you know their boxes are Cradle to Cradle Certified? How great!) We typically ship on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification to let you know that your Goods are en route. Orders typically take 2-4 shipping days to arrive at your doorstep.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need something shipped immediately for a special occasion, or if you have any questions for that matter, and we look very forward to hearing from you!
Invoices are not included with packages due to many of our products being sent as meaningful gifts, however you will receive an email receipt in your order notification email.
Merci Beaucoup & enjoy your Goods!
**Shipping within the U.S.: We use USPS for regular orders, priority mail takes 2,3 days to land at your doorstep. Larger orders are shipped via FedEx, typically allow 3,4 days for delivery.
**Shipping Internationally: We are happy to ship to you wherever you are in the world! Just select your country from the list and shipped via USPS, estimated 7-10 days for arrival. If shipping via USPS, tracking and insurance are unavailable, so we are not able to guarantee your package. (We haven't had any issues to date, knock on wood.)
**Returns/exchanges - Unfortunately these are not possible due to the hygienic nature of the soaps. Made to order items are also not possible to return or exchange. For the rest of our other items, if they are not damaged a return or exchange is possible on a case by case basis.
**Glycerin Soap - High quality glycerin soap naturally attracts moisture from the air. If your soap has a little of the protective waxed shipping tissue, just give your Bird or Bar an initial wash, this is completely normal for a handmade soap. The BirdSoaps are carefully wrapped in 100% recycled tissue paper to protect their shape during shipping.
Matter's mission is to create sustainable products that give back to social and environmental needs, all made beautifully in the U.S. All of the ingredients selected to make our products are made from eco-Happy materials, regionally sourced & locally made, with the intent of making sustainable products more commonplace & ultimately ubiquitous.
This carries through to all of the details: From the eco friendly materials sourced regionally to create the products, to the 100% recycled boxes, paper, and packaging, to eco-inks used in printing, to cradle to cradle certified boxes via the USPS when shipped, to our business cards - we carry this through in all aspects of our business.
We are wholeheartedly committed to and excited about creating products with integrity that give back, that are made with love in the U.S. We hope that you enjoy our thoughtful goods.