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Queen’s Award for Enterprise Winners!

Queen’s Award for Enterprise Winners!

Announced today, The Desi Doll Company has been recognised for its excellence and outstanding success in International Trade. The Desi Doll Company was set up in 2008 and designs, manufactures and distributes unique and interactive educational Islamic toys.

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Ramadan Goals 2021

Ramadan Goals 2021

Wow! - Ramadan goals! Everyone’s talking about them! I thought I should get planning, put pen to paper. There seems to be an endless amount of journals around to document this in. This year I was excited to have purchased...

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Reflecting on 2020

Reflecting on 2020

What a year it’s been! We started it as we do every year, by exhibiting at the world’s largest toy trade fair in Germany, for 5 days. There we received a great response to our toys from buyers across the globe. COVID hadn’t hit Europe yet - it was only rampant in...

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I’m Fed Up. A Star is Born… Part 2

I’m Fed Up. A Star is Born… Part 2

So, as mentioned in Part 1, an idea comes to me, I conceptualise it, I design it, I get samples made, I go back and forth from the factories - this process can take anything from 6 months to over a year - it’s hard work! And then someone thinks they’re really clever...

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A Star is Born…. Part 1

A Star is Born…. Part 1

I thought I’d give you an insight into how I come up with my concepts and ideas, and a taste of a typical but not always straightforward journey from concept to shelf! On Monday 19th December 2016, at 1am in the morning, I very excitedly sent an email to my factory in...

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Penny Appeal – Gambia Safeguarding Statement

Unfortunately one of our charity partners has had allegations brought against them and whilst we are taking this very seriously, we equally have to give all parties a chance to explain their case whilst a full and transparent investigation has been undertaken to...

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