FALL / WINTER 2017
PHOTOS / EVENTS
It takes (at least) three experts to make a doll.
First, we cut the 100% coton fabric according tour own exclusive doll patten. Our fabric comes in four shades: ivory, copper, amber and ebony. Then Jyoti, our doll body specialist, sews and stuffs each part of the doll before hand-stitching it together.
Meanwhile, Aude is busy designing clothes and picking fabrics. Every new outfit we design requires a different pattern, just like in the full-size world of fashion. Then, Tauts cuts and sews the clothes. His studio is located 40 feet away fron coton mouton's.
Finally, Aude embroiders the dolls’ faces before hand-stiching and styling the hair.
Each doll, including her clothes, takes over 4 hours to come to life (a lot more for the designers' dolls).
As a finishing touch, we check every part of the cloth doll to ensure she is as perfect as possible, we play with her a little bit and we take lots of pictures.
Hair apart, our dolls are strong. They are machine-washable on low temperature if you put a stocking's foot over the head (avoid fishnet!). Air drying is recommended. Clothes are little bit more complicated. We recommend hand-washing linen and cotton items in cold water and we disapprove of dryers. We really do.
When it comes to silk, wool, embroidered outfits or anything with feathers and such (as will happen) spot cleaning is best. Baby powder works wonderfully on grease stains.