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When we create a Bamboletta Doll we do so with full awareness of what a special companion each doll will be in a child’s life. They’re friends, trusted confidants and faithful travelers alongside a child’s imagination and heart.
It’s truly a magical gift to experience, create and share such kinship with children. With that dream in mind, in 2003 Bamboletta was created. At the core of everything we do, we’re inspired by the heartfelt feeling of teamwork, the joy of play in children, and of course, love. Our studio is based in a historical storefront located in a little town called Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island.
Some of us work in the studio but much of the work is lovingly done in the homes of our ‘sewing mama’s’. Supporting moms to stay home to work and be with their own children is an important part of Bamboletta. All the materials we use are natural, and sourced locally as much as possible. We use local wool to stuff the dolls, and raw yarns to hand-dye and hand-spin. Our process is steeped in traditional doll making techniques and we are careful to stay true to those traditions as we evolve.
When we call our dolls one-of-a-kind it’s because they truly are, from the fabric being cut, to the stuffing of the bodies, all the way to sewing on the hair and stitching on every sweet little face. When those last touches are put on each doll, that is the moment when we see its little spirit. Its personality comes to life and then we give the doll a name. We like to think of each one finding its child; it’s a feeling unique to Bamboletta. Being a part of creating and sharing such love with so many children, and even adults all over the world, is something we are very thankful for.
Pivoting off of the dream of our founder, Christina Platt, there are now 51 ladies (including a few of our hubbies that make the heads) that work together and each do their own, equally important part to make Bamboletta’s dolls what they are.
Thanks to this amazing team and the combination of everyone’s unique talent and ideas, Bamboletta Dolls come to life.
Thank you for reading,
Christina and the Bamboletta Ladies