Intrix Dolls enjoy finding things to do, that is when they are at home and no one is around. For two of them, Elizabeth Anne and Jenny Marie, it may be little things like straightening out their Mistress Sarah's vanity drawers or surprising her with cookies when she comes home. At other times it may turn out to be a most uncommon adventure and much, much more involved and take them farther afield than ever expected.
But sometimes the dolls' uncommon adventures carry them outside and then they must be on guard and watch to be sure they are not seen. It seems there is even a photo of one of the dolls at the steering wheel of a car...perhaps she is just pretending but then again maybe she is driving?
We're not quite sure what the lovely little (she's only 2 foot 2) dark haired doll pictured in the construction site is doing but we have heard she has started flying second seat with a pilot friend, a real pilot. Apparently the air traffic controllers are beginning to wonder about the lovely and well spoken voice now coming over the airplane radio communication system. The pilot they know but who is this new voice?
Wherever they are the Intrix Dolls always enjoy their clothes. Sometimes, depending on what they are doing, their furry little mentor Bear insists that Elizabeth Anne and Jenny Marie wear their aprons or their overalls as they are after all, dolls made of fabric and must take proper care of themselves.
One of their favorite outfits is a brightly colored skirt (one of many) and a coordinating blouse similar to those shown below. Most often the dolls will ask, "Which outfit is the right one for today?" Visit the dolls' wardrobe page for more about their favorite clothes.
The Intrix Doll enjoys making her first appearance into the world in her debut outfit. But, she is also delighted to arrive at her new home in one of her favorite daytime outfits shown on her Wardrobe page. These garments are made of an excellent lightweight heat and flame resistant fabric woven from DuPont™ Nomex® fibers (offering an uncommon level of safety not often found) and is trimmed with embroidered detail, lace, and ribbon.
A classic A-line full slip underlies her dress and a pair of bloomers, also trimmed with embroidered detail, lace and ribbon, peeks out from under the lower edge of her dress. Her pull on boots are made of a short napped polyester, velvety fabric, have a furry cuff, and are lined with the same Nomex® fabric utilized in her clothing. For more about DuPont™ Nomex® fibers or how to properly launder: Nomex® ~ Launder.
Each doll is individually made to order in the requested color choices and embroidered with an "I Love You" heart customized with the name of your choice. Her pink fingernails are also embroidered.
The Intrix Doll in her debut (Nomex®) outfit.
The doll herself is made from the natural based materials of silk noil for her "skin" (lighter sand or darker caramel colors are both available) and a cotton lining to add stability to the textured surface of the raw silk. Her hair of 100% wool has flame resistance properties as does the silk of her body and her modern polyester stuffing. Her embroidered heart is outlined in red with "I love (name)" also in red. The Intrix Doll even has a belly button outlined in the black or brown of her eyebrows.
She is soft and cuddly and bends where she should, at her elbows and knees, shoulders and hips, and her neck too. All of which makes changing her clothes (which she loves to do) so much easier.
Gently spot clean the surface of the Intrix Doll with cold water. Washing or dry cleaning the doll is not recommended; however, her debut garments and boots may be removed and washed as directed.
The Intrix Doll is ordered from the Shop page. Click on the image of the doll of choice. The "how to order" is at the end of the doll's description.
(A Certificate of Compliance with USA toy safety standards for the doll and her Nomex® clothing is available here.)
The Intrix Doll debut dress, full slip and bloomers of heat and flame resistant Nomex® fabric.
The following explanation of Nomex® is taken directly from the DuPont™ website* because it offers such a clear explanation of Nomex®, a product that was developed during the 1960’s and first marketed in 1967. Five decades of ongoing research and development have made possible the high performance technical textile we are pleased to utilize in the Intrix Doll’s debut garments. This natural colored lightweight version of Nomex® fabric is woven to order and provides an unusual level of toy safety; and in addition, it is manufactured here in the United States of America.
“DuPont™ Nomex® fibers are heat- and flame-resistant, and are used in protective fabrics, garments, insulation, and other high-performance applications to help provide protection to millions of people and processes worldwide.
Nomex® is an inherently flame-resistant, high-temperature resistant fiber that will not melt, drip, or support combustion in air. It is offered in paper, felt, fabric, and fiber forms.
Nomex® brand fiber is used across a diverse range of applications, but it is perhaps best known as a critical component in protective apparel. Today, more than three million firefighters around the world are protected by turnout gear, stationwear and accessories made of Nomex® for its unique combination of flame protection, durability, and mobility. Nomex® also is used in apparel worn by military pilots and combat vehicle crew; auto racing drivers, pit crew members and track officials; and industrial workers at risk from flash fire and electric arc hazards. Some troops in Iraq are being outfitted with Nomex® flight suits to help protect them from burns caused by roadside bombs, the greatest threat to American troops.
Nomex® fibers are instrumental beyond protective apparel, as well. Motor, generator, transformer, and other electrical equipment manufacturers have used DuPont™ Nomex®, a standard for electrical insulation, for more than 40 years. Industries from asphalt and cement plants to chemical and steel factories use filter media made of Nomex® brand fiber. Honeycomb of Nomex® paper is used for lightweight structural support and helps substantially improve the performance of commercial aircraft.”
*Link to DuPont Website, Nomex® fibers
The flame resistance characteristics of the DuPont™ Nomex® fibers used in the Intrix Doll's debut garments are best maximized and maintained by using proper laundering techniques. The DPT Nomex Laundering Guide includes both commercial and home laundering. The Nomex Home Laundering Guide is excerpted from the DPT Nomex Laundering Guide and contains only the home laundering section. Both are taken directly from the recommendations of DuPont™, the developers and manufacturers of Nomex® fibers.