Our founder and inventor, MJ, is a fervent traveler who loves to collect stuffed animals and bags wherever she goes. Her growing collection has led to her search of a temporary solution for her space dilemma. This evolved into uncovering a grander, shared problem - one that she sought a solution to that became MaryJean.
When most kids become attached to a favorite toy, they can't go anywhere without it by their sides. Some forward-thinking entrepreneurs have attempted to remedy this with the creation
of "animal bags". However, they have straps that are uncomfortable and they are one-dimensional. MaryJean are your charming friends that you can hug, play around, conveniently carry your treasures and turn into numerous bag types. You can go for a sporty look with a backpack, a girl's day out with a saddle bag, a walk through the park with a fanny pack... the looks are endless and only limited by your imagination.
MaryJean are your companions that can be at your side whenever and wherever you go. Your new special confidant that you can share your secrets with, keep your essential items safe
and style with to compliment your outfit. MaryJean is fun-loving, happy and ready-to-go.
Fun and Functional
These characters are created under the supervision of founder MJ, a frequent traveler and collector of stuffed animals from around the globe. She’s noticed that when most kids become attached to a favorite toy, they can't go anywhere without it by their side. More than one entrepreneur has thought to remedy this with the creation of “animal bags” that serve as both cuddly friends and carryalls. However, most attempts in this field have come out looking flat and uninspired, or feeling uncomfortable to wear.
The clever design of Mary Jean toys counters these issues, bringing your children charming friends that you can hug, play with, carry their treasures, and turn into numerous bag types. They can go for a sporty look with a backpack, a girl's day out with a saddle bag, a walk through the park with a fanny pack... the possible looks are only limited by their imagination!
Even adults can enjoy these adorable and functional gifts. The rise of “cute chic” from Sanrio and other brands means that childhood can live on forever in your fashion. Show off your adorable side by choosing your favorite character and pairing it with a cute ensemble.
Sharing The Blessings
MJ’s goal for Mary Jean toys is not just to make money, but to enrich the lives of families and share the blessings she has been fortunate enough to receive. She knows just how much the little treasures in life matter to children, particularly children who grow up without much. Her family comes from simple beginnings in the Philippines, working hard and making ends meet by stretching their limited resources to the limit.
Together, we want to pass on the joys that we’ve found in our own lives. Mary Jean toys are inexpensive, but excellent at creating happiness. Through these toys, you not only brighten the day of your child, but create a ripple effect that can and will lead to more goodness in the future.
A portion of each purchase goes towards a fund dedicated to helping less fortunate children. We use this fund to fill a bag for these children, including pajamas, crayons, books, cookies, chocolates, fruit, and more. These specially chosen gifts bring so much light into underprivileged children’s lives, and so your simple gift continues to spread happiness and joy. Ultimately, that’s what Mary Jean is all about- giving back to the world and sharing the blessings we have.
" Maybe you and I can't do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things, today...
In our small way"
- Michael Jackson
In Our Small Way