Giant Plush Animals

Squishy Friends

Squishables need no instructions. But if they did, a simple “do what comes naturally” directive ought to do the trick, because the minute you’re in the vicinity of a Squishable, it’s nearly impossible not to scoop it up and give it a squeeze.

Squishables are different from typical plush toys. They’re round and giant, for starters. They’re not too juvenile, either. Teens and adults are drawn to the spherical animal characters, which were inspired by a culture of comics, anime, science fiction and the Web. It’s the
legacy of Chief Squishers Zoe FraBla and Aaron Glazer, who left the tech world to launch Squishable after deciding they needed a career change.

Fans and collectors get to decide which fluffy forms will be produced next. Artists around the world can submit designs, and the Squishable community votes for their favorites. One thing all Squishables have in common? They’re irresistibly huggable. But be warned: If you’re thinking of giving Squishables as gifts, they're very hard to part with.
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Squishables - Giant Plush Animals
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Zoe

    Hi folks! Zoe here, Chief Squisher at Squishable! We make giant, round, fuzzy stuffed animals of all different kinds and types, and they're pretty darn great.

  • joanne domeniconi
    joanne domeniconi – Grommet Team
    11/6/2012 12:16 PM

    Last evening, when I was checking over all the final content for today's Squishable story, my son ( looking over my shoulder ) said...Mom, I WANT that Panda! Honestly, I was kind of shocked. After all he's 12! There's something about scale of these over-sized, almost giant faces that draw you in!

    BTW, the Squishable team has been a pleasure to work with. They are located in Brooklyn and were deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy. Working out of local hotels and finding internet service under bridges, they worked diligently to launch with us, on time today.

  • Zoe
    Zoe – Special Guest
    11/6/2012 12:27 PM

    @joanne domeniconi It's been one heck of a week, that's for sure :)

  •  Lyn
    11/6/2012 1:27 PM

    I don't see anything that describes how you clean 'em. Are they machine washable (I hope!)?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/6/2012 1:47 PM

    @ Lyn: Sorry, no cleaning in the washing machine. The Squishable fabric can melt in a dryer, and if you wash it in a machine, it won't air-dry and a wet Squishy is no fun!

    Squishies do need cleaning sometimes. Recommend you spot-clean the dirtiest parts with warm water; for stains, there are special spot-cleaning fabric detergents that won't harm the fur. And if the fur is smelling musty, rub some baking soda into dry fur and shake it out to keep it smelling fresh!

    If you've got a real messy Squishable, or need to disinfect it for some reason, take it to your local dry-cleaners. They may have some advice on what to do!

  • Zoe
    Zoe – Special Guest
    11/6/2012 5:37 PM

    @ Lyn If you're looking for more cleaning tips, one of our fans made a great post about how to do a Squishable "Spa Day" - she has almost 100 Squishables so she knows what she's talking about :)

  •  Sonny
    11/6/2012 2:08 PM

    No dogs?

  • Zoe
    Zoe – Special Guest
    11/6/2012 2:28 PM

    @ Sonny My dog Oyster is sitting on my lap right now!

    But seriously, we have offered dogs in the past and will offer them again! However, we aren't selling any at the moment.

  •  PenKat
    11/6/2012 4:16 PM

    Do you have a Penguin one?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/6/2012 5:03 PM

    @ PenKat: Thanks for your interest in the Penguin. We curate the strongest assortments & hope you'll enjoy the ones we offer.

  •  D.ana
    11/6/2012 5:22 PM

    Couldn't you find a US manufacturer? I refuse to buy anything else from CHINA!!!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/6/2012 5:29 PM

    @ D.ana: Zoe and our other Grommet Partners would prefer to make the products in USA. However, the US does not have all the available manufacturing capabilities in many product advances and technologies, at least at this time. We see territory being regained there every year, and I am sure that Zoe will be watching carefully to pull production over to the USA when and if it becomes available.

    Proceeds of a purchase will go to the retailer (Daily Grommet in this case!) and we are all very grateful when you purchase the discoveries that we share with you. It's what keeps Daily Grommet going and our team employed. Another piece of the revenue will go to Zoe's US team. So don't think that your purchase of a non-USA made product only keeps non-USA folks employed. I'm waving my hand as one of the Americans who will stay employed by your purchases.

    We have a large assortment of Made in the USA products that you can check out too.

    And of course, let us know if you come across any great new products made in USA here.

  • Zoe
    Zoe – Special Guest
    11/6/2012 5:32 PM

    @ D.ana Thanks for the feedback! We've tried many times to find a US manufacturer for this sort of plush, but unfortunately they just don't exist :( . The day a factory opens in the US, we'll be the first in line, but 'till then, the factory we use is fully certified as safe and fair (ICTI-CARE), which is the next best thing. Hope that helps!

  •  Carla Griffin
    Carla Griffin
    11/7/2012 3:31 PM

    I'd like to have a Picachu for my daughter who is 21. LOL!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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