Meet Donna

Donna Kotzer Jacobs grew up in Toronto with two younger brothers, and credits her mother (a homemaker turned interior designer, whom Donna calls “the most creative person I’ve ever known.”) with imbuing in her a love of design and creativity.

After graduating with an Honours B.A. in English from the University of Toronto, Donna earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She learned the art of research – a vital skill for later years, especially when inventing Embroider Buddy®.

She eventually joined the family toy business (now known as Parkdale Creature Comforts), working alongside her father, her husband Jeff and her brother Rob.

“I enjoy designing plush,” she says. “I enjoy attending trade shows, interacting with people. I love the embroidery world. It’s an amazing world of creativity. I bring my love of toys to that world.”

When not working, Donna enjoys sculpting, creative writing, Pilates and sharing her love of toys with her grandson. She and her husband Jeff have three daughters.

Embroider Buddy® – the easiest to embroider, whimsical stuffed animal with the human touch.

We're the inventors of the world's first embroidable stuffed animal with the removable stuffing pillow.

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Embroider Buddy® products are manufactured to meet and exceed all applicable U.S., Canadian, Australian and European safety standards.

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