Her source of inspiration
Is it this environment, or a dream character which cultivated her imagination?
She liked to be alone and told stories to herself by drawing. Her soft toy bear was the main character. His name was already Kiwi.
After being graduated of a baccalaureat, Carole chose to study further at the graphic art school in Nice. Newly graduated, she had the opportunity to join a humanitarian foundation. This foundation aimed to brighten up and humanise enclosed areas. She has created decorative and therapeutic frescoes in hospitals, retirement homes and specialised centers.
She has traveled all over Europe. And after fifteen years, she has completed over a hundred projects.
Learning from many children, the stories and paintings of Kiwi are enriched with this experience.
In 2007, she crafted her first soft toy Teddy bear. The success led her think to make it on a big scale.
In 2011, she founded the Ours Kiwi Paris brand.
From this day, Carole keeps innovating, helped by her memories of the past.
a retro and timeless soft toy
The first steps of Kiwi
A few years later, Carole stages the new friends of Kiwi: Pepino the little lamb, Tamarin the little zebra, Fluffy the cloud-sheep, Mandarin rabbit, and Cassis the little hippo.
Carole illustrates a story, imagined by her, and narrated by her sister. The adventures of Kiwi and his friends are linked: One day, Kiwi goes to Africa. Another day, he takes the plane or travels on his flying sheep.
Carole imagines in her studio in Paris the world of her childhood, made of tenderness and poetry.
He is the most timid friend of Kiwi. It is soft and white like clouds.
An eco-responsible manufacture
The choice of partners
We respect the quality standards, safety, but also the European social standards. This requirement provide local jobs, less transportation and packaging. Thanks this policy, we contribute to a limited impact on the environment.