Hello Kitty (her actual name is Kitty White) is a fictional character who was first produced by the Japanese company Sanrio in 1974. By 2014, when Hello Kitty was 40 years old, she was worth about $7 billion a year.
Originally aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty product range has expanded and goes all the way from dolls, stickers, greeting cards, clothes, accessories, school supplies and stationery to toasters, televisions and other home appliances. These products range from mass market items to high-end consumer products and rare collectibles.
Hello Kitty is the epitome of KAWAII, and fits right in here at Five Little Diamonds!