Toys for togetherness that give back


PAPINEE believes storytelling can change the world and everyone can be a storyteller. PAPINEE storytelling products provide adults with the tools to EDUCATE children about the world; from zoology to cultural geography to history and international diversity. We want to INSPIRE tomorrow’s global citizens about adventure & discovery. And to EMPOWER our future leaders to dream, create and work towards making their visions come true.

Travel to Mexico with Vani the Monkey
Travel to Mexico with Vani the Monkey

Each meticulously crafted PAPINEE animal comes with its own beautifully illustrated storybook that playfully introduces each character while also providing tidbits of knowledge around zoology, history, and geography. As of now we have 8 characters available with new animals and products coming soon.

Visit New York with Odo the Deer
Visit New York with Odo the Deer

We have consulted child development experts, toy specialists, writers, child psychologists and more to ensure our products are the best in the world. Our heirloom toys are also made to withstand rough play and are created with superior fabrics & materials that reduce allergy stimulation.

Fly through London with Strix the Owl
Fly through London with Strix the Owl

PAPINEE believes in giving it forward so for every animal sold, we donate learning supplies to 5 children in need through UNICEF’s global programs. Through our Volunteer Storytelling Movement, we also deliver our Inspire Kits so that every child is educated and empowered to pursue their dreams and goals.


Why we do what we do

Our Story

PAPINEE began with a mother who wanted to give her son the world.

Unfortunately her ill health restricted her ability to travel and so she converted their living room into the Pyramids of Giza, the Savanna’s of Kenya, Mount Fuji, the Taj Mahal and would take him to incredible lands with the most fantastical animals through imaginative storytelling and play.

And every Sunday they visited local children’s homes and orphanages where the mother would storytell to the children who needed hope and love most. She created a word that represented that each one was brilliant and incredible and at the end of every storytelling Sunday she would hug and whisper this magical word in their ears,

‘You are my PAPINEE’

Her son created PAPINEE to continue her legacy of whimsical storytelling to benefit children all around the world. For each plush animal sold, we donate school supplies for 5 children in need.



These beautifully embroidered, brightly coloured toys are works of art in their own right created to reflect the rich culture of the individual animal’s country of origin and inspired by history, geography, zoology and culture.

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Heirloom Quality

In creating the most incredible quality toys and kits in the world, we work with all kinds of specialists in child development, education, psychology, color experts and more. Everything PAPINEE is heirloom and we endeavour to give you and your loved ones the best. From fabrics that reduce dust accumulation, to making sure the toys can withstand rough play.

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Travel the world

Each of our animals is intended to spark a child’s curiosity to learn about the world and develop an appreciation for global cultures. Our colorful storybooks help grown-ups take their little ones on journeys around the world with their PAPINEE friends creating rich memories they will treasure forever.


Our community of Storytelling Volunteers that inspire children in need

PAPINEE strongly believes in giving it forward – for every animal sold, we donate learning supplies to 5 children in need through UNICEF’s global outreach programs.

PAPINEE  also has its own storytelling system, working with volunteer storytellers worldwide, training them and inspiring them to educate, inspire and empower kids that need hope most. We produce ‘Inspire Kits’ that contain a storybook, colouring pencils, colouring cards, and an activity book which is given to each child. With our kit, volunteers can take the kids to different lands with animals and stories, playing with them, showing them compassion and giving them the tools to dream about a beautiful future.

We encourage everyone to find the storyteller within them. 

Papinee Experiences & Pop Up Amusement Parks

From taking over China’s most known shopping center Xintiandi with a 520 meter sculptural installation to dominating Knightsbridge London by taking over all 24 windows of Harrods; PAPINEE hosts installations, experiences, projects and thrives on partnerships. Having worked with HSBC, Financial Times, Louis Vuitton, amFAR, Society for the Protection of Children, Gucci, Mandarin Oriental Group, Sultan Galleries, Van Cleef & Arpels, Four Seasons Group, Lane Crawford, Pearl Lam Galleries, Make A Wish Foundation, Changing Young Lives Foundation and much more, we at PAPINEE find the social enterprise in every organization and work towards a better tomorrow for all.

Everyone loves Papinee…


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