From Our Founders
Steve and I are so happy that you have decided to join the Calisson Toys family. 2021 is a massive year for us, and we hope that you will like all the changes that we have made, from new collections to a completely revamped website and branding, but we thought you might want to get to know us a little bit better.
We're a husband-and-wife team. I'm from a small town in the North of France, while my husband Steve is from Chicago, a city known for its food, jazz, and architecture. And just like our union, we believe that the merging of the old continent and the new world is reflected in our approach to our business. We believe in producing babywear of the utmost quality, put together by artisans trained in France while providing the United States' modernism and vitality.
I started the company with the dawn of the new millennium, and Steve joined me in 2007, leaving behind his career as a pilot and the often heartless corporate world. For Steve, the Mom-and-Pop shops' way of doing business was a welcomed discovery, and Steve has fully embraced it.
For me, it all started with the unexpected yet heart-warming discovery of my father's perfectly preserved baby shoes in an attic two decades ago. This sweet discovery, heightened with the birth of my daughter and my desire to give her the best and safest products, was the catalyst to build a brand based on tradition, quality of materials, and exquisite craftsmanship. This high standard sets Calisson Toys apart from other kid brands and is our promise to you of a sweet embrace.