The big thing in the world of wholesale stuffed animals is plush. Many retailers hear the term but are not sure of the meaning or if there is a difference between “plush animals” and “stuffed animals.” This brief plush FAQ will help you create the best assortment of plush items for your store.
What does “plush” mean?
Plush, which can be a noun and a verb, refers to a luxurious type of fabric (usually silk, cotton, rayon, wool, et al) with a pile that is more than 1/8″ high. This creates a very soft, fleece-like feel.
What is the difference between “plush stuffed animals” or “plush animals” and “stuffed animals”?
Stuffed animals is a general term for the type of toy. A plush stuffed animal or plush animal is a more specific type of toy stuffed animal whose body is made using plush material.
What type of wholesale plush animals are available?
Retailers have an enourmous selection of wholesale plush animals from which to choose. A brief list includes plush bears, plush cats, plush dogs, plush giraffes, plush monkeys, horse plush, elephant plush, teddy bears and more. Many companies even create wholesale plush animals with exotic themes such as zoo animals, safari animals, domesticated pets, etc.
Are plush animals the only type of wholesale plush products on the market?
No. There are many varieties of wholesale plush options. Plush material is highly sought so the more products that feature this material, the better. Consumers are very fond of plush puppets, plush backpacks, plush rocking horses (the head covered with this material), plush dolls, plush toys and even plush blankets (which are especially popular in the baby plush world).
When I’m looking for stuffed plush animals and wholesale stuffed toys, which are the most popular?
Wholesale stuffed plush and stuffed toy animals generally include the same popular toys. Stuffed dogs as well as plush bears and teddy bears are the most popular plush and stuffed toy animals on the market. Licensed characters, such as tigger plush animals, are always popular with younger children.