As a child in the 1970’s, the creator of Stork Babies™, played with little bean dolls in Cyprus and Greece. She was fascinated with how cute and adorable they were. They came in a multitude of colors and had such beautiful faces. The little boxes that housed them, acted as their little beds. She remembers the big rack they came on and it seemed like there were hundreds to choose from. She would twirl the rack and wait to find the perfect baby to take home. The little bean dolls have always stayed in her mind as a wonderful child memory. Elizabeth went on to have 3 beautiful babies of her own. Real ones... But she always wondered if she could find those cute bean dolls again?... She searched on line for something similar but came up with nothing comparable. So, in 2012 she set out to try making her own collection of bean dolls. But this time she had some help... her 3 little girls (ages 6, 10 and 11). Elizabeth first thought to use the beautiful pantone colors for fall 2012, however these were “nixed” by her darling daughters. It was then, her 3 little darling daughters (River, Starla and Elysium) who chose the BRIGHT and VIBRANT colors from then on. All three daughters are now her VP’s of Design and are consulted every step of the way with names, sayings and colors!
The philosophy behind The Fiammetta Toy Company Inc.™ is to empower children to believe in themselves and their abilities, and to nurture and build their self-esteem to feel confident and positive about the world around them. The Stork Babies™ dolls are designed to emphasize this philosophy, providing children with an adorable companion to dazzle their imaginations, to remind them of their worth and to help them believe in their abilities. That is why all Stork Babies™ are named and come with a unique saying that has been individualized for the doll. This is the time we must share how important it is to love ourselves for who we are and those around us.
One other great thing about Stork Babies™, is it’s parent companyThe Fiammetta Toy Company Inc.™ gives a percentage of profit to Plan Canada – “Because I am a Girl” charity. This money goes to help children in 3rd world countries get educated and nourished. The company decided to partner and support this amazing charity as its beliefs and philosophy, regarding the empowerment of children, are closely aligned! Plan International’s Because I am a Girl initiative is a social movement to unleash the power of girls and women to claim a brighter future for girls in the developing world.
Remember - Stork Babies are NOT JUST DOLLS, they are so, so, so much MORE.