Alimrose was formed in the 1980s in Australia by two mums who wanted to offer other mums dolls and baby products that had been designed in Australia. I remember when I first came across Alimrose at a trade show where they had a range of beautiful dolls on display. What struck me most were the fabrics used, all good quality cotton in beautiful colours and designs. The dolls were also very traditional in their appearance with lots of woolly hair and sweet faces, I felt they were so much prettier than any of the dolls available in the UK at the time. I also feel that Australian design seems to be leading the way in terms of fabric design and sewing, and the Alimrose dolls have a lovely retro feel to them which I love. Alimrose dolls are now very sought after in Australia (although they are so gorgeous I'm not in the least bit surprised) and I'm thrilled to be able to offer the dolls to Petalina's customers in the UK. All of the dolls are compliant with European Toy Safety Regulations and are CE marked accordingly.