Starting in only 2002 and blossoming into a global brand, Anne-Claire Petit studied industrial design in her native home of The Netherlands. Initially a clothing and fashion business, it eventually evolved into the successful children’s soft toy company it is today.
Designs are brainstormed in the company’s Amsterdam office by the creative team and sketches are sent to the crochet experts in the Far East. Finalised designs are distributed to women living in rural villages in Northern China who use their expertise to hand croquet these wonderful creations, making each piece unique. The women all work on a part-time basis which fits in with their day to day living of farming and looking after their homes and children.
These wonderful crochet baby toys are made from organic cotton and stuffed with all new materials. Each piece is fully lined ensuring they are 100% baby safe. Most pieces are machine washable.
The Anne-Claire Petit range varies from everyday pieces for a new baby such as the popular Crochet Rabbit Ring Rattle, right up to our magnificent Crochet Lobster which has to be seen to be believed and creates a great talking point as a cuddle companion for a child.
The Crochet Dachshund seems to be one of the most celebrated of the range and is available in three appealing colour schemes whilst the impressive Crochet Kangaroo is a preferred gift when being sent by our Australian cousins!
Whichever of the range you choose, whether it is for a new baby, Christening, birthday, or a Christmas present, you know you will be purchasing a unique, toy designed to survive the test of time.
Check out this fabulous video from Anne-Claire Petit which showcases many of their fantastic knitted baby toys: