Petit Mai is a Swiss company making super cute moccasins for babies and toddlers from newborn to 3 years. This collection includes a series of classic designs and neutral colours – those options you never tire of and can endlessly combine. It also features a whole series of moccs for those who are seeking something a bit different.
Alongside the familiar fringed shoes (of which there are a number of lovely variations to choose from!), you’ll find moccs with pompoms, featuring Liberty prints, dots, giant stars. There are many colours to choose from. All are made from vegetable tanned leather. Free of chrome and other nasties, the leather is hypoallergenic and perfect for baby’s new and precious skin.
Moccasins are also a perfect choice due to their roomy design, allowing space for tiny feet to move as nature intended. Just the right amount of elastic sewn into the ankle opening means they are easy to put on and yet stay in place. Some options have sheepskin lining for extra warmth - so cosy!
Petit Mai is a family business run in the Swiss region of Fribourg and focused on all things fair. All shoes are made in their own studio, where the sewing machines are worked by founder Anne and by the grandfather of her two sons. Joining them is a Syrian refugee, who managed a tailor studio in his home country, plus a number of retired women and farm workers from the local area. What a lovely team!
“What a wonderful family business!”