Their toys and dolls are designed with great finesse and acute attention to detail.
But how did it all start?
The story starts in France. A group of friends had a common goal. They wanted to create a project that would provide work and allow them to live a certain way of life. In 1972, an old windmill was purchased in a little hamlet called Moulin Roty (which I’m told means windmill on the hill). After renovating it, the friends along with their families, move in and live together as a commune.
First Products Created
In the beginning they set up a workshop and create furniture, lamps and jewellery. In 1975 the entrepreneurial team created a small car made from wood, foam and fabric. This became their first mass produced product. Later a fabric doll known as ‘Douillette’ is created along with a rabbit, elf and mouse.
In 1988, the company move to Nort-Sur-Erde when a fire destroys a large section of the workshop. At that time the Company also became a SCOP ( Production Workers Cooperative Society ) which complements the values of the group – solidarity, sharing and respect.
During the 1990’s the company developed a range of traditional classic toys including wooden toys.
In the year 2000, the company moved away from the traditional pink and blue colours and consequently introduced a more vibrantly coloured world which continues to this day.
The company now produces a range of fabulous dolls, wooden tool kits, a flower press and a range of quirky and adorable soft toys and furniture, most noteworthy, all are made with high specifications for longevity and a great flare for design.
The dolls in Les Parisiennes range are quite special indeed because the amount of fabric bought allows for only a limited number of dolls to be made.
New editions arrive using different colours or patterns, therefore making each doll a fairly unusual piece of history. These toys are made to last and that’s what Gifts For A Girl is all about – gifts that are of high quality, stylish and heirlooms of tomorrow.