Once upon a time, there were three fashionable dads, who were both inspired and inspiring: Fred, Phiphi and Lolo. We could tell you this story in the same way we tell a tale to children.
They are resolutely young and resolutely contemporary. They like surfing the waves around the world as much as they like splitting their time between their job, their family and their friends. Their team reflects their image: even younger and more contemporary: Emilie, Lucas, Anaïs and Timothy are all involved in this beautiful project.
Welcome Family, it all starts there.
The idea came about when Fred, the founder of the brand, who was already an entrepreneur specialising in marketing materials and a design enthusiast, listened to the story of a friend who had just returned from a trip around the world with his children. Foreign tourism establishments welcome children like kings with equipment adjusted to suit their needs, games included with the children's menus, colouring sheets and more... The contrast is striking and France has a lot to learn if they want to welcome the little adventurers properly.
How many hotels or restaurants have already made you feel that your children are just an unwanted extra? No suitable equipment, and sometimes there is even a slight sigh of despair from the owner. Have you ever experienced this moment before? Fred Martz too. Because this entrepreneurial father, who loves his children as much as the waves of Bali or Brazil, could never leave without them.
After returning from his trip, he decided to create a brand offering welcome kits and children's equipment for hotels, restaurants, campsites, tourist residences etc. Colouring placemats, colouring notebooks and colouring pencils. Wooden high chairs, booster seats and changing tables... The basics! He tells you... when you want to have a good time with your children, you have to know how to keep them busy because a meal at a restaurant is longer and therefore more demanding than one at home.
The meal can feel even longer for parents when their children can't seem to sit down to eat properly. For that reason, Welcome Family has designed its own booster seat and high chair so that children can be seated comfortably at the table. They are made of wood and are very practical. They come without trays and allow the child to sit at the table with their parents. The latest addition to their equipment section is the brand new, wall-mounted changing table that allows parents to change their babies comfortably.
It was an immediate success. In 4 years, more than 4000 establishments have been equipped with colouring kits and WELCOME FAMILY equipment. He then declined other offers and created the "Welcome Family" brand. This brand allows families to recognise when an establishment is concerned about the care of children and ultimately, about parents. A great tool for both parents and for schools that can promote the fact that they are kid friendly. These establishments are then featured in the Welcome Family guide.
Today, Welcome Family works with independent restaurants and hotels as well as major chains such as: McDonald's, Groupe Flo, Courtepaille, Flunch, Memphis Coffee, Ikea, Homair Vacance...
Due to the success of the high chair developed for Mcdonald's France: the "happy baby chair". Welcome Family is expanding its international development. From now on, you will be able to find the happy baby chair in Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Hong Kong and China, and it will soon be available in Australia, Brazil and USA...
To emphasise its international ambitions, Welcomefamily has just set up its American subsidiary in Miami: www.welcomefamily.com.
We would like to thank our customers for trusting us and for helping us create a more kid friendly world that will make both children and their parents happy!
Family: Here you are Welcome!