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What "Surface Washable" Means, and How to Clean your Stuffed Animals and Plush

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What "Surface Washable" Means, and How to Clean your Stuffed Animals and Plush

Often when looking at new plush, you'll find the words "surface washable" on its tag. While you might not think much of it then, once it receive lots of love and inevitably gets dirty, you'll probably realize you have little to no clue as to what that even means. Fortunately, it's actually not as complicated as you would have imagined.   What Surface Washable Means "Surface Washable," for the most part, means that you can wash and gently clean the stuffed animal/plush on the outside with water and soap (although some more powerful cleaning agents may affect the material). While...

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Why is The Bald Eagle a Symbol for the USA?

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Why is The Bald Eagle a Symbol for the USA?

With the 4th of July fast approaching, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at one of the animals most closely associated with the United States of America: the bald eagle. Due to its usage by the government as a symbol of the nation as a whole, most people are familiar with the bald eagle, with the bird portrayed on things from money to government seals. But why was the bald eagle, of all animals, chosen as the symbol of the USA?      The founding of the United States of America as one of the world's...

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Aurora World Featured in Business View Magazine For Work With Stuffed Animals and Toys

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Aurora World Featured in Business View Magazine For Work With Stuffed Animals and Toys

  Recently, Aurora World was featured in an article by Business View Magazine. The magazine explores a variety of industries and businesses, and for this issue, it had sought various leaders in the toy and plush industries. As a global leader, it was our pleasure to be able to share some insight and information regarding our manufacturing and business practices.   Click here to view the article.   We are very proud of the accomplishments and successes highlighted in this article, but know that there is still much work to be done. Continuing to seek growth and success is key, and we...

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4 Interesting Facts about the History of Earth Day

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4 Interesting Facts about the History of Earth Day

Today, Earth day is a widely celebrated and recognized event, with numerous environmentally friendly activities and projects taking place around the world. However, it did not used to be this way. Below are some interesting facts about Earth Day. Take a quick read and learn a little more about the origins of our environmental celebration day. 1. The original founder of Earth Day is somewhat of a confusing topic. While Earth Day is now celebrated in numerous countries, it was originally started in the United States. Unfortunately, the varying accounts and numerous amount of self proclaimed founders have somewhat muddled the...

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3 Reasons Why People Love Mermaid Dolls

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3 Reasons Why People Love Mermaid Dolls

Mermaids have been around the imaginations of people for centuries, and today is no exception. A myriad of recent appearances in literature, movies, art, and stories of all kinds have boosted the mermaid's popularity, making them one of the most iconic fantastical creatures today. 1. Stories and Memories There been many stories involving mermaids, with the most popular being the classic tale of "The Little Mermaid," originally written by Hans Christian Andersen in the 1800s. Many modern retellings of this story and others have made the mermaid a fantastical image of fantasy, childhood, and wonder. As a result, most people tend to look...

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