Anne-Claire Petit (Breda, The Netherlands, 1962) studied industrial design in Eindhoven, where she specialized in textile design. At the Academy she became interested in handicrafts such as printing, weaving and crochet. Her present style and collections reflect her enduring love for traditional craftsmanship. 

After working for Esprit and starting her own accssory label in 1990 Anne-Claire slowly shifted her focus to a kids & home collection.

Most of the detailed work of Anne-Claire Petit Accessories is hand-crocheted by women living in countryside villages of Northern China. In this part of the country, women have passed on their handwork traditions for many generations: crocheting is part of their cultural and craft heritage. Each crochet item is unique as it is 100% handmade. For example, a 30 cm/12 inch long dachshund takes about 3 days of work. The organic cotton is dyed with azo-free dyes. The women work at home, often together with their neighbors. They determine their own work schedule, so they can spend time with their kids when they come home from school or take care of the harvest, whenever it's required.