Raplapla (9)

Erica, a trained fashion designer, ventured into making fabric toys after experiencing the challenges of having a child deeply attached to a stuffed animal. Losing her job in 2005, she seized the opportunity to create the very first Raplapla doll named Eglantine. The success of the doll, spurred by her daughter Fé's fierce attachment, led to the birth of Raplapla.

With a charming boutique in the Mile-End, the team continues to craft these beloved dolls alongside other unique items. As the business grew, Erica enlisted the help of Dominique, Lili, and Marie-Hélène in the workshop, with Natalia supporting during the high season. This incredible team allows Erica to dream up new ideas while also tending to the Toy Hospital, which provides care for ailing or worn-out soft toys.


These goods can be composted at the end of their useful life, leaving no trace of their existence.

Ethically Made

These goods are made by suppliers that pay fair wages, guarantee no child labour, and maintain a safe working environment.


Handcrafted goods are one of a kind that have been created by skilled artisans often using techniques passed down through generations, rather than by automated, machine-based processes. Small irregularities are celebrated and are what make handcrafted goods unique.


These goods are manufactured in the same country in which they are designed. This sustains the local economy and is more equitable for the workers and their communities. 


These goods have been crafted with materials that are derived from naturally occurring materials, plants or animals, with minimal processing. 


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In an effort to reduce waste, the design of these goods are either part or wholly made from up-cycled or previously used materials. These can be either salvaged directly in their current form or from recycled materials, such as paper, glass or metal.


Goods made from materials that can be replenished at the rate they are consumed, all with minimal environmental and social impact. Such as FSC wood, bamboo and wool. 


These goods are produced by artisans or companies that are open, honest, and straightforward about their business operations. Transparency builds trust, from makers through to customers.


These are goods that contain absolutely no animal products or by-products and were not tested on animals at any stage.