Anne-Claire Petit

New Anne-Claire Petite adorableness just arrived at Bundle.  These sweet toys are hand-crocheted with organic cotton yarn, and have a wee little bell sewn into the middle for a sweet little jingle that the little ones love.

Besides the great colors and clever designs, I am loving this line because of their innovative way of approaching manufacturing in China.  Instead of setting up an urban factory, they employ the women in small villages.  This allows the women to craft and work together, in their homes, while they care for their children.  It also gives them the opportunity to support their families economically, without moving away from them into the cities.

This is how Anne-Claire describes it on her website:

“The anne-claire petit brand has an optimistic view of the world. In all aspects. From design to production. Cheerful, colourful and especially – made with love. A great deal of the crochet work is done in Asia. A warm bond has grown with various communities living in the countryside, where the women have passed on their handiwork techniques for many generations. Thanks to the crochet work they do for anne-claire petit accessories, the women are able to generate an income throughout most of the year – something from which the entire village benefits. The women work from home doing the crochet work for the new collections together with their neighbours. This brings about a feeling of security and working together that is expressed in all of anne-claire petit’s accessories.”


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