THE RAPLAPLETTES

Serge the cat has immortalized our awesome team and asked a few top-notch questions to each of us.

For your good, we have forbidden his famous "Have you ever pooped in the forest ?" that he tries to ask us every time.

ERICA — THE RAPLAPLAS' MOMraplapla_erica

- When did you create raplapla?
In 2005, in my kitchen in Mile-End. The first few years I sewed on my own, with occasional help from my friends and family. My 2 and 6 year old daughters often fell asleep to the sound of the sewing machine...

- What does a day of your work look like?
None of my days are the same (the dream) except that I spend a lot of time on my computer (unfortunately). Sometimes I travel around the city by raplaplamobile to get fabrics, other times I sit by the fire to draw a new model. But a lot of times I answer emails or pay bills. I spend a good part of my days at the store, I love sharing time with my team and meeting our customers.

- What's the best joke you know?
What flies and has 4 legs?
Two ducks.

- Who is your favorite raplapla? What do you especially like about him?
It's monsieur Tsé-Tsé. Even if it's very simple, it's the model that took me the most work, I did a lot of trial and error and I learned a lot of things from my friend Tsé-Tsé. And then every time I hear he's a baby's favorite my heart leaps with joy.

- If you could change something in the world, what would your wish be?
I dream of returning to agricultureon a smaller scale and a way of eating with more common sens. With food for everyone of course!

- Your favorite ice cream flavor?
Cassis.

DOMINIQUE — SURGEON FOR FABRIC COMPANIONSraplapla_dominique

- How long have you been working at raplapla?
Since 2012.

- What does a day at work look like?
My days are quite eclectic, always including time to answer emails and take care of patients.

- What's the most boring task you've been asked to do?
Catalog sales of night owls.

- Who is your favorite raplapla? What do you especially like about him?
Oh hard to say ... I have a weakness for dolls because they are sewn in beautiful fabrics and have more unusual materials than the others. In addition with their big eyes and their disheveled hair they have a funny and curious look, which is very particular to raplapla. They are unique and friendly. Frida is particularly my favorite with her colors and textures, she's simply resplendent.

- If you could change one thing in the world, what would you wish?
Overconsumption, I believe a lot could be resolved if we calmed down on buying new stuff.

- Your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee.

LILI — RESPONSIBLE FOR PARCELS AND FILLING CHERRIESraplapla_lili

- How long have you been working at raplapla?
Officially, since 2015. But I would dare to say that I own part of the copyright since birth. (Editor's note: Lili is Erica's daughter!)

- What does a day at work look like?
a) come in and say hi to everyone (I rarely get there first).
b) make myself a coffee
c) prepare all our parcels for online sales destined to our International General Public.
d) prepare our wholesale orders which go to Luxury Handcrafted Boutiques.
e) answer Theo's grandmother by phone that we don't have Caillou fridge magnets in the store ("you know, the comic strip").

- What's the strangest thing you've heard at work?
It's hard to choose, I keep a notebook with quotes I heard in store. With the hospital I hear a lot of strange things out of context. I can't make up my mind between "of course we should avoid lending teeth" -Marie-Hélène, or "The baby has no head. It's torn off." -Léonie, 5 years old

- Who is your favorite raplapla? What do you especially like about him?
The classic monsieur Tsé-Tsé. To be honest, I love his face. Thecarrots also have a special place in my heart.

- If you could change one thing in the world, what would you wish?
Bring down the capitalist system (do I have the right to answer that on a toy site?)

- Your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee, without hesitation.


MARIE-HÉLÈNE — SUPER-SEAMSTRESSraplapla_marie-helene

- How long have you been working at raplapla?
Since July 10, 2019.

-What does a day at work look like?
With a good tea, I sit behind my machine to sew lots of new raplaplas. It's happiness when what you make smiles at you!

- What are the 3 work tools that you could not do without?
The sewing machine of course! The fabric scissors and my cup of tea.

- Who is your favorite raplapla? What do you especially like about him?
The striped night owl. It's comforting and smells good. It's also very chic in his striped suit.

- If you could change one thing in the world, what would you wish?
I would plant gardens all over the cities so that everyone had something to eat.

- Your favorite ice cream flavor?

Cheesecake and strawberry.