Les Toiles Blanches is a delicate, refined textile universe invented by Marie-Pierre Guiard, a former fashion editor. Marie-pierre draws inspiration from antique linen, the material she repurposes to create her unique dolls.
Marie-pierre transforms magnificent linen and hemp fabrics woven over a hundred years into sustainable, eco-responsible handcrafted decorations for children and the home. She inherited her taste for antique textiles from family legacy. Her great-grandmother was a Parisian laundress, her grandfather was a professional weaver and her mother a decorator. When her first child was born, Marie-pierre got hold of antique linen sheets and sewed a cuddly toy.
This would become Armand, a gentle ghost, who was soon accompanied by a full linen family – Anselme the pillow, Alphonse the bunny, Edwidge the owl, and Bertille the famous ragdoll who lives in Montmartre and possesses an impressive wardrobe !
Textile creations by Les Toiles Blanches keep children company from birth to pre-adolescence. Simple and tactile, the linen toys and handmade dolls let little children establish a solid foundation of attachment that benefits growth and development. When they get older, they use the sustainable toys to make up stories.
The vintage linens Marie-pierre uses are soft natural materials that have been cultivated and woven without chemical products. The dolls and toys are handmade by Sylvia in her family’s workshop near Budapest in Hungary.
Les Toiles Blanches offers these treasures stored in an attractive jute pouch – it’s the perfect baby gift, unique and inspired! .