Only the French have Dolls Like These

Arabian Princess from Tiny Us

How do I manage to find myself in a yoga class with a whole team of lithe French women?  And to top it off they are all interesting.

One of the most darling is Virginie Dreyer – equestrian, business owner, artist and yoga enthusiast – who has come up with a business model for the 21st century.

Virginie

Virginie is the mind behind Tiny-Us, a paper doll company.

Paper Dolls? that is so 18th century.   Not the way Virginie is doing it.

First her Arabian and Japanese princesses, Cowboys and adorable animals are special.  They can be ordered as cards, invitations or prints.  And she will personalize them for you no matter where you are in the world.

It is so easy because you order, pay and download everything online.

How is this a new business model?  You pay however much you want.  All the proceeds go to her favorite charity – a school for young handicapped people in France.

Presence in La Seyne sur Mer

Virginie is a social entrepreneur; someone who makes money so they can put it towards a social or environmental good.  She uses the internet to make connections, builds a following with her blog, provides quality products then puts the profits towards the school.  The school not only gains funds but their profile is raised as people read about Virginie.

I wanted to write about her before October passed.  She has a series of very cute Halloween cards.

And she has a fabulous blog with lots of modern photography.  Enjoy!

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