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Handmade Cute from Cate & Levi

by Leanne

Cate and levi
Last year at the ABC Kids Expo, I got to meet the amazing dad behind the Cate & Levi brand.  If you aren’t familiar with the company, you definitely should be.  Cate and Levi is based in Toronto, Canada and uses reclaimed fabrics and textiles to make all sorts of covetable goodies
Walrus-stuffed-200x200 for kids of all ages. 

Basically, I love each and every one of their products. Especially this walrus.  Adorable, no?

Since meeting them and getting introduced to the Cate & Levi brand, I have slowly noticed them creeping into the Seattle kids market.  Since my kids took my Cate & Levi flyer from me as soon as I returned from Kentucky, they recognized their products immediately when they saw them the first time and went running to them, playing with their animal hand puppets, stuffed animals, and little purses. 

Frog-200x200While they are drawn to all things Cate & Levi, my daughter especially loves the puppets and insists upon making them all talk and sing whenever we run across a display.  So, of course, I agreed to do a review of the new line of people puppets as soon as I heard they were released and then eagerly awaited its arrival.

As you can imagine, when our special puppet made its way to our house, the kiddos were overjoyed.  When they realized it was a handmade pirate for our pirate lagoon playroom, well, let’s just say there was some dancing. 

But, how could you not dance when you’ve got an awesome new friend to play with?

Pirate puppet
As cute as the pirate puppet is {and, it is cute… see above}, I love all the open-ended play that it has inspired.  Since our pirate has come to stay, it has encouraged the kiddos to do spontaneous puppet shows for us, use their imaginations, and to really engage with each other. 

For hours they will perform, play, and pretend together and I love every second of watching them bond as siblings.  Is it any wonder why we all love Cate & Levi?

Kids with puppet
But, above how much I love each and every one of their products, I also love how responsible Cat & Levi is and how they truly give back to their community.  Whereas some companies claim to be “green” by simply limiting their packaging, Cate & Levi actually uses repurposed fabric and creates handmade toys and gifts for kids, both of which reduce their environmental impact. 

But, beyond reducing their fooprint, the eclectic fabrics and quirky handmade details are where Cate & Levi products get their unmistakable charm.     

Playing with puppet
Because each piece is handmade with reclaimed wool fabrics, it means that no two are ever the same, which just might be my favorite thing about the brand.  While it can make it difficult from a stockist prospective, as a customer, I love that each piece is unique.  Knowing that if we order another pirate puppet it might have solid arms instead of striped sleeves just makes me feel a little bit giddy inside. 

How it's made
If you are looking for a fun and funky take to the traditional animal, puppet, or plaything, I would highly recommend checking out the amazing Cate & Levi selection.  While they are available for purchase in many stores worldwide, you can also buy directly from their website at CateAndLevi.com

And Now For the Giveaway!

One lucky Rave and Review reader will win their choice of any of the people puppets or change purses!

To Enter: Visit Cate and Levi and tell me what item you would choose

And, as always, there are extra entries available! {Please leave a separate comment for each completed}

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On July 24th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian addresses only.

Winner, winner!  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congrats to:  36 Kim Pollock said… I love the princess puppet

Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Cate and Levi for sending a puppet for the purposes of this review as well as offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

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193 comments

SweetPanda June 25, 2012 - 8:05 am

I would pick the Fireman puppet

SweetPanda June 25, 2012 - 8:06 am
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Like Cate and Levi on Facebook (Precilla N.)

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SweetPanda June 25, 2012 - 8:11 am

Liked this post on FB (Precilla N.)

Kim June 25, 2012 - 8:23 am

I ADORE their giraffe hand puppet!

Kim June 25, 2012 - 8:24 am

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Kim June 25, 2012 - 8:25 am

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renee June 25, 2012 - 8:31 am

I think my daughter would pick the bunny change purse.

renee June 25, 2012 - 8:31 am

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renee June 25, 2012 - 8:32 am

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Tracie Brown June 25, 2012 - 9:13 am

i would choose the cat hand puppet!

Tracie Brown June 25, 2012 - 9:14 am

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Tracie Brown June 25, 2012 - 9:19 am

i entered the danze 3 giveaway

Mummytotwoboys June 25, 2012 - 9:33 am

I would definitely pick the pirate people puppet
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Mummytotwoboys June 25, 2012 - 9:34 am

Email subscriber confirmed
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Kathren M June 25, 2012 - 1:30 pm

I would pick the Princess

Kathren M June 25, 2012 - 1:33 pm
Kathren M June 25, 2012 - 1:33 pm

I like Cate & Levi on FB

Kathren M June 25, 2012 - 1:35 pm

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Kathren M June 25, 2012 - 1:35 pm

I like you on FB

Kathren M June 25, 2012 - 1:37 pm

I retweeted @Kat82M

Kim Pollock June 25, 2012 - 7:04 pm

I love the princess puppet

Kim P June 25, 2012 - 7:05 pm

I like Cate and Levi on FB
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Kim P June 25, 2012 - 7:05 pm

E-mail subscriber

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E-mail subscriber 2

amy v June 25, 2012 - 8:34 pm

i love the pirate puppet!
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Denise G June 25, 2012 - 8:45 pm

the monkey or the moose change purse
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SweetPanda June 25, 2012 - 10:49 pm
Jana June 26, 2012 - 9:23 am

I would choose the dog hand puppet!

Jana June 26, 2012 - 9:25 am

I Like Cate and Levi on Facebook

Jana June 26, 2012 - 9:26 am

I subscribe via e-mail

Jana June 26, 2012 - 9:26 am

I follow on FB

Jana June 26, 2012 - 9:28 am
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Vicki Wurgler June 28, 2012 - 11:55 am

the Pirate

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Rachel H. June 28, 2012 - 12:33 pm

I’d pick the fireman puppet!! But, I LOVE the hand puppets!!! So cute!!

Ellie June 28, 2012 - 7:56 pm

I love the hand puppets, especially the walrus!

Ellie June 28, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Liked Cate & Levi on FB

Ellie June 28, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Already a fan of R&R on FB

Miranda Ward June 29, 2012 - 12:16 am

I like the hand puppet
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elven johnson June 29, 2012 - 9:06 am

Bunny change zip

Cece June 30, 2012 - 4:38 am

I thought the change purses were adorable!

Toby June 30, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Dog Change Purse

Lauren U July 1, 2012 - 3:46 pm

FB share #1
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Cynthia Berthiaume July 1, 2012 - 10:44 pm

I like the Pirate people puppet!!

Cynthia Berthiaume July 1, 2012 - 10:47 pm
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Cynthia Berthiaume July 1, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Liked post on FB

Cynthia Berthiaume July 1, 2012 - 10:51 pm

Liked Cate and Levi on FB

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Cynthia Berthiaume July 1, 2012 - 10:55 pm

FOLLOWED both on Twitter and retweeted

Lo July 2, 2012 - 5:08 am

My kids would love the nurse.

Lo July 2, 2012 - 5:22 am

retweeted (I’m @prizealert)

Mama Zen July 2, 2012 - 7:38 am

I would pick the dog change purse!

Lauren U July 2, 2012 - 12:21 pm
Monique Rizzo July 2, 2012 - 1:15 pm

I like the giraffe hand puppet.
Thanks for the chance.
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 2, 2012 - 9:55 pm

giraffe hand puppet
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Danielle K July 3, 2012 - 6:00 am

I’d pick the pirate

Marianna July 4, 2012 - 6:03 am

I like the Dog change purse

Jana July 5, 2012 - 6:40 am
Lauren U July 5, 2012 - 5:56 pm
Jana July 6, 2012 - 7:06 am
Lauren U July 9, 2012 - 3:03 pm
Lauren U July 10, 2012 - 1:04 pm
Lauren U July 12, 2012 - 7:10 pm
Lauren U July 13, 2012 - 11:37 am
Lauren U July 14, 2012 - 6:20 pm
Jonnie (JB) July 17, 2012 - 12:24 pm

I would choose the pirate puppet

Jonnie (JB) July 17, 2012 - 12:26 pm

I like Cate & Levi on facebook as Jonnie JB Hartling

K Anne July 17, 2012 - 8:10 pm

I would choose the Pirate People Puppet

K Anne July 17, 2012 - 8:12 pm

LIKE Cate & Levi on FB- Kimberly F.

K Anne July 17, 2012 - 8:13 pm

LIKE you on FB- Kimberly F.
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dario July 19, 2012 - 5:21 pm

i would pick the moose change purse

Kaitlin July 20, 2012 - 4:51 pm

I’d pick the monkey change purse.

serena ames July 21, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Cow ZOO CUBE

tamar July 22, 2012 - 6:48 pm

I love the pirate people puppet

Missy L July 23, 2012 - 11:28 am

I like the Fireman Puppet
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I subscribe via RSS
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(2) I subscribe via RSS
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I’m subscribed to your emails
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(2) I’m subscribed to your emails
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 23, 2012 - 11:49 am

Fireman
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Melissa B. July 23, 2012 - 8:34 pm

I would choose the dog change purse.

Breanne July 23, 2012 - 9:11 pm

I’d pick the Princess puppet

Breanne July 23, 2012 - 9:11 pm

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Allison July 23, 2012 - 10:36 pm

I would chose the giraffe hand puppet.

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:22 am

Posted on my FB wall (it wouldn’t let me tag Cate & Levi thought!)
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Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:23 am

I would probably choose the pirate puppet

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:24 am

Liked Cate and Levi on Facebook

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:25 am

I follow you by email tara2126 at yahoo dot com

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:25 am

I follow you through Google Reader

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:26 am

I am a fan of Rave & Review on FB

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:28 am

I retweeted your tweet @_aspectacledowl (Plus I am following you & Cate & Levi)

Tara July 24, 2012 - 12:29 am
meghan July 24, 2012 - 6:08 am

I would do the pirate hand puppet.

meghan July 24, 2012 - 6:09 am

I like cate and levi on facebook

Jennifer Reed July 24, 2012 - 6:20 am

I would choose the nurse hand puppet.

Erinn S July 24, 2012 - 8:17 am

The Fireman Puppet is cute!

Erinn S July 24, 2012 - 8:31 am

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tina reynolds July 24, 2012 - 9:21 am

I really like the dog pillow pals thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds July 24, 2012 - 9:22 am

i subscribe by email thanks for the chance

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:15 am

My son would love the Dog Change Purse.

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:17 am
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Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:18 am

I liked Cate and Levi on Facebook.

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:19 am

I follow you on RSS. (#1)

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I follow you on RSS. (#2)

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I follow you on email. (#1)

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:20 am

I follow you on email. (#2)

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:20 am

I follow you on Facebook. (#1)

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I follow you on Facebook. (#2)

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:21 am

I retweeted

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:22 am

I liked this post on Facebook.

Corey Olomon July 24, 2012 - 10:23 am
susan smoaks July 24, 2012 - 12:01 pm

i would choose the parrot hand puppet

Sand July 24, 2012 - 9:11 pm

I would choose the Princess.

Gianna July 24, 2012 - 9:22 pm

I love their zoo cubes.

Gianna July 24, 2012 - 9:23 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

Gianna July 24, 2012 - 9:23 pm

I’m an email subscriber. 2

Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:11 pm

I would choose the Dog Change Purse
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:17 pm

I Like Cate and Levi on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:31 pm

I am a subscriber via email
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:32 pm

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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:33 pm

I am a subscriber via email
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:36 pm

I am a subscriber via google reader
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:37 pm

I am a subscriber via google reader
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:38 pm

I am a fan of R&R on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)
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Charlene Kuser July 24, 2012 - 11:39 pm

I am a fan of R&R on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)
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