Ruben's Barn began in Sweden in 1996, a project between two friends Ewa Jarenskog and Teruko Wahlström. They wanted to create a sweet, childlike toy (mimicking Ewa's very popular childlike and cheeky clay figurines) that would last through a childhood of play and help develop empathy through play (guided by a strong belief that children shouldn't be hurried out of childhood). This was how Ruben's Barn was born.
Their soft, empathic dolls are handmade (with over 100 steps in the process) with faces 'sculpted' in fabric and embroidered eyes. Ruben's Barn are also committed to using more and more sustainable and planet friendly practices and materials.