Anne-Claire Petit (Breda, The Netherlands, 1962) studied industrial design in Eindhoven, where she specialized in textile design. While there, she became interested in handicrafts such as printing, weaving, and crochet. The present style in her Collections continue to reflect her love for traditional craftsmanship. After finishing her studies, Anne-Claire began her career in 1986 as a designer for Esprit. After four years, she took the plunge and started her own company, “Anne-Claire Petit Accessories”. The Company soon became well-known for its shawls and other fashion accessories. From idea to final product, the creative team that works for Anne-Claire Petit Accessories brainstorms ideas, chooses color schemes, and creates original sketches. Products are later then shipped to a Dutch warehouse and distributed all over the world. With recognizable color schemes and ‘feel good’ products, ranging from an extended animal family of plush and baby toys, deco objects of furniture, and cushions to wallets. In the chaos of present times, Anne-Claire sees it as her personal goal to cherish and preserve traditional textile techniques by creating modern objects for contemporary homes.