Our names are Anna and Katherine. We are from Penza, Russia
In early 2008 we established our studio called Annapavlovna
All of toys are one-of-a-kind, in unique and limited quantity and they are made of natural materials, mainly, mohairs, alpacas, suede and wool felts. We create each item by hand. We also like natural colours, such as white, beige, brown and black.
Most of our ideas are nature inspired. Forest, earth, plants and flowers around us are helping us to create our toys. Very often our toys are inspired by children themselves.”
“Katherine and I have loved teddy bears since childhood. Growing up, our mother and grandmother would make clothes, dolls, and stuffed animals for the kids in our family. We inherited our love of needlework and artistic skills from them. Today, Katherine and I support each other and work as a team. Though she studied economics and I studied fashion design, we work together to design and construct our collection. Toys are created with only high quality materials. It is our priority to use strictly natural materials.”
“We had to work hard to find own style. It’s not easy.It’s not a quick process.
Be prepared to do each and every task a business needs done! You’ll need to take on the role of everyone from designer,photograph, accountant, salesperson,customer service …”
What are your business goals for 2015?
“- Build a better brand ForestMisha
– Customer Satisfaction
– Don’t be lazy
– Be patient and persistent
– Try something completely new”