Käthe Kruse Dolls

Käthe Kruse Dolls have finally arrived at Art Of Toys! I wish I could report that they were the larger play dolls that I have collected and love

pKatheKruseExhibitbut we are starting off with DARLING angels that can be a play doll or a decoration…

Kathe Kruse Angel Br

As well as some uber o so soft bean babies…so CUTE must see and feel I had to have these and thou they are great baby gifts I wanted one for my desk…ok let’s call it a stress toy for a grownup reason.


In the Beginning

It became known there was a young mother in Berlin making play dolls for her children and in 1910, Käthe Kruse was asked to exhibit her handmade creations in Berlin´s department store Tietz. Her charming dolls were an overwhelming success. Dolls were not a new idea, but these didn´t look like little adults, they looked like children. Adults loved the dolls for their naiveté and children could identify with them. New York´s famous FAO Schwarz ordered the first 150 Käthe Kruse dolls in 1911.

Over 100 Years of Dolls and Toys

Käthe Kruse products are designed and made to last not only throughout childhood, but can last for generations. Respecting our company philosophy, Käthe Kruse does not mass-produce products but they are individually handmade, giving them their typical Kruse charm. Fabrication of all Käthe Kruse products takes place in Germany and Latvia at company owned and managed facilities.

Guiding Principles

Käthe Kruse holds these principles:

  1. Authenticity, trust, quality and safety – Käthe Kruse adheres to the founders ideals for products with lasting value
  2. Age appropriate development – our dolls and toys encourage creativity, foster learning at one’s own pace, and promote cooperative play
  3. Unique design – Käthe Kruse toy designers innovate and create toy worlds and themes
  4. Handcraft – All Käthe Kruse products are made with handcrafted details Social standards and environmental consciousness – Each employee, supplier, and customer is treated with respect, dignity and fairness and we strive to operate in a sustainable eco-efficient way

Today the German brand Käthe Kruse stands for dolls, toys, home accessories and children´s fashion, and represents innovation in toys for children and doll lovers of all ages.

Käthe Kruse Dolls site