A short story of La Queue du Chat...
1996 Hélène works on the front-line with several NGOs trying to make a difference in the face of adversity. Tough!
2000 Anne-Charlotte leaves a fashion house and sets off to far-off lands seeking inspiration.
2001 At her return Anne-Charlotte settles in Spain and starts designing La Queue du Chat's graphic environment by sewing together cheeky little creatures.
2002 Living in Boston Hélène meets unexpectedly one of these creatures. Not long after Hélène gets the perfect idea : combine Anne-Charlotte's cheeky creatures to organic cotton and fair trade baby clothes.
2005 Hélène and Anne-Charlotte set up La Queue du Chat. They find their manufacturer, Amit, who will become a true friend and La Queue du Chat’s exclusive business partner.
Since then Anne-Charlotte keeps hopping from one country to another with her sketchbook in her back- pocket, whilst Hélène sets up the head office in the South-West of France.
And here we are 12 years later... still doing what we love and fully committed to fair trade practices and organic cotton, working hard to satisfy our clients and having so much fun ! As Hélène put it up: “Imagine a company where you can work from wherever you want, sometimes from a mud-hut, sometimes among fashion gurus. Where the team puts its complementary skills to use... and do things they never dreamed they could do. Imagine the feeling you get when you really, genuinely love what you do, you love the clothes that are born from that collective and fun atmosphere. Well, you've pictured working at La Queue du Chat!”