Aliela Concepts stocks a wide selection of toys, plush stuffed animals, and décor for babies. Designers like Mary Meyer, Douglas, Unipak, Cuddle Barn, and Moulin Roty are manufacturers of top-quality, imaginative and creative items that we are delighted to carry, and to bring to our customers who are looking for unique gift ideas. In today’s blog we are featuring the charming and whimsical line of Moulin Roty plush animal collections.
MOULIN ROTY is a company that started in 1972 with conversations between 20 or so friends in the French countryside. Each was an artisan, they were skilled in a variety of genres, and they wanted to find a common project where they could live and work together as a community. They found an old mill, bought it and renovated it, and began to make screen-printed items and handmade crafts like lamps, jewelry, etc. In 1991 a fire destroyed everything, the mill and all the products and contents, and they moved to Nort sur Erdre, about 15 km away, with a brand new mission to design the highest quality, creative, imaginative wooden toys, plush animals, and modern toys. Today they are sold in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States, and they have managed to retain their values of solidarity, sharing and respect while they create toys that are inspired by the wonderful craftsmanship of the past blended with the modern tastes of today’s children. Here are a few of the Moulin Roty products that Aliela Concepts is delighted to offer to our customers!
The word “zazous” was a French World War II subculture among young people, who expressed their individuality with wild clothing and even wilder dance moves! The Les Zazous collection by Moulin Roty features long dangling arms and legs, lots of stripes, checkers and polka dots, and funny, crazy colorful characters! There is Miaou the Cat, Brou the Elephant, Baba the Koala, Graoou the Lion, Mooo the Monkey, Zouzou the Mouse, and Taptap the Rabbit! These fun animals are easy for little ones to drag or carry by an arm or leg, and they are just the right size! They are super-soft and huggable, with creative textures and patterns that will stimulate Baby’s interest, and they are machine washable, so you can keep them clean! And, they are sold in imaginative boxes that are so adorable you’ll want them as part of your Baby’s room décor!
Zaza is a lovely plush hen, complete with a tulle-lined dress with stars, and a faux fur head wrap with a tulle comb on top! Her most noticeable feature has to be her very long legs and very big feet! She needs them because Zaza is a trapeze artist! She is part of Les Tartempois collection, by Moulin Roty, and frolics around the circus with acrobats, tightrope walkers, gymnasts and balancing bubble blower characters like Dede the Fox, Jean-Jean the Dog, LouLou the Wolf, and Minus the Mouse. Zaza the Hen has a soft, country appearance with muted color tones, is machine washable, and is sure to be a favorite with children everywhere!
Kiwi, the National Bird of New Zealand, will capture the heart of anyone who sees him. His unusual body, with tiny wings, large splay-toed feet, and long yellow-green velvet bill, gives him a unique character and loveable quality. He is snuggly, super soft, and has downy, faux fur plumage around his head and neck that have been feather-printed to appear very real! He has a flat feathered rump, so he is very comfortable sitting in the crib, on the dresser, or on the floor during playtime, and is sure to be a part of Baby’s life for many years! And, he is machine washable, so he will keep his feathers well-preened!
ChaCha is a chubby cat. She’s got a blue velvet head and shoulders with lots of soft, snuggly gray fur on the back of her head, ears and tail. Her big belly helps her stay sitting up on the floor or dresser. Don’t let her fool you, though…when it comes to food and trips to the kitchen, ChaCha is light on her pink-striped feet! ChaCha is part of the Les Pachats collection of lively, fun-loving cats by Moulin Roty. She is machine-washable, designed to be safe for the youngest children, with embroidered eyes and features and soft, cushioned body. You’re going to love the gift box that ChaCha arrives in! It’s beautifully illustrated, with a likeness of ChaCha, and is too pretty to keep in the cabinet. You’ll want to put it on the bookshelf or dresser top as a bit of Baby’s room décor!
We hope you enjoy hearing about the Moulin Roty products. We are so thrilled to carry these adorable animals, and we know that children everywhere are going to love them! Take a look at our website and see the wide selection of products for little ones that Aliela Concepts has to offer!