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Subject: Cloth Doll Manufacturers
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: prpro-ga
List Price: $120.00
Posted: 10 Sep 2002 01:45 PDT
Expires: 10 Oct 2002 01:45 PDT
Question ID: 63378
1.	I have developed an idea for toy dolls that are meant to be played
with as toys or mounted for display purposes for doll collectors. 
These dolls would be made of cloth and would have colorful ethnic
clothes.  Making the dolls is a delight, but I suspect that the real
challenge is finding source(s) who could make them in quantity for me.
What resources (companies, contract manufacturers, et al) are there
for making large quantities of these dolls?

Request for Question Clarification by leli-ga on 10 Sep 2002 02:52 PDT
Could you let us know in which country or countries you want to find
manufacturers?  (When you give your address to Google Answers, they
don't pass it on to researchers.)

Clarification of Question by prpro-ga on 10 Sep 2002 08:09 PDT
Thanks for asking... I am looking for manufacturers in the U.S.
(ideally California), but expect them to be a much higher cost than
foreign manufacturers.  This, I am also looking at Mexico and the
Pacific Rim.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 11 Sep 2002 05:59 PDT

After an extensive search I’ve located two companies that manufacture
dolls for clients. One is located in California and the other in

In addition I have one prototype and sample manufacturer (California),
who will produce your sample to your specifications with all
associated costs to manufacture, package and market and give you
foreign or domestic manufacturing contacts as well.

There is a Mexican contract manufacturer of apparel and non-apparel
products. On their website they state: ”We are capable of producing
virtually any product, so most likely we will be able to manufacture
yours.”  I sent them an e-mail inquiring for cloth dolls but have not
received an answer yet.

Since you haven’t specified the number of manufacturers you require,
please clarify if the above information would be suitable to post as
an answer.


Request for Question Clarification by digsalot-ga on 11 Sep 2002 08:33 PDT
Just an additional bit of information you might want to give
bobbie7-ga is whether you are wanting to manufacture for a large
general distribution or if you want limited edition - art -
collectible dolls?

Clarification of Question by prpro-ga on 11 Sep 2002 09:13 PDT
Thank you!  Actually, the prototype/sample producer in California is
TERRIFIC; that, in combo with the Mexican company, the Virginia one
and the California one, is a good number.  Ideally, I'd like to see if
we can get one more domestic and one more foreign manufacturer.

Re: the volume (large general distribution versus limited
edition/art), I'm a little stumped to know where to draw the line --
let's say we want to produce between five to ten thousand units at
this point.  I'm not sure if this would be considered "large general

By the way, y'all are terrific!!!
Subject: Re: Cloth Doll Manufacturers
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 11 Sep 2002 12:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello prpro-ga,

Thank you for your question. 

The following is what I located in regard to the manufacture of cloth
dolls. All my leads include website, address, phone number and e-mail.
As to the number of dolls these companies can manufacture, these
details are not published on their websites as I am sure it depends on
many factors which you will have to discuss with them personally.


Shirley's Creative Designs

Original/Adapted Custom and Manufactured
Cloth Dolls, Doll Clothes,

PHONE: 530-544-5757

Shirley's Creative Designs Website

A short description of Shirley's Creative Designs:

 “Shirley's Creative Designs drafts patterns and designs and sews
Great Dolls, Great Doll Clothes, and Great Soft Toys & Animals. We do
custom and manufactured projects for discriminating individuals and
companies who love quality. Shirley's Creative Designs primarily
manufactures/wholesales products in the following categories:”

Dolls & Stuffed Toys

Toy directory Website

I sent I sent an e-mail yesterday (Sept. 10) inquiring about your idea
and this is the reply I received today.

“Your client's idea sounds very interesting. 
To answer your question, yes, we do that kind of contracting. 
I was wondering if you could send a few more details about the project
and if necessary send a non-disclosure agreement so I can get started
on the project.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Shirley Rash-owner
Shirley's Creative Designs
530-544-5757 Ask for Shirley”


Collectible Concepts Corporation:

“Collectible Concepts Corporation specializes in creating and
manufacturing dolls, figurines, gift-ware and related items with
emphasis on nostalgic themes and antique dolls.”

“The company represents over 30 of the world’s foremost doll artists
and produces more than 250 designs annually.“

“The impressive list of licenses includes ASPCA, Campbell Soup,
Cracker Jack, Dairy Queen, Goodyear Dolls, Kewpie, Lionel Trains,
Mattel, Nancy & Sluggo, Slinky, Strong Museum, Taco Bell, Texaco, and
the US Postal Service. “
Collectible Concepts Corporation primarily manufactures/wholesales
products in the following categories:

Dolls & Stuffed Toys
Licensed Products
P.O. Box 581 Great Falls VA 22066
Tel: 703-821-0607
Fax: 703-759-0408
Collectible Concepts Corporation:


Collectible Concepts

I sent an e-mail (Sept. 10) inquiring if they manufacture cloth dolls.

This is the reply I received:

“We manufacture dolls for clients. The minimum order is 300 dolls.  We
also re-create nostalgic collectibles and manufacture dolls designed
by artists. If you need further information please contact the
President of Collectible Concepts, Ivonne Heather, at  Thank you for your inquiry.”


Grupo Diamante:

High quality contract manufacturing of apparel and non-apparel
products since 1949. Cutting and finishing also available.

Avenida Ocampo 4611
Chihuahua 31050
Phone 915-591-5166
Fax 915-591-1814
Contact Raul Mesta VP Sales & Marketing

“Our long experience in sewing manufacturing and training has given us
the needed skill to manufacture a wide variety of apparel as well as
non-apparel products. Contact us, we are capable of producing
virtually any product, so most likely we will be able to manufacture

 “Our many years in manufacturing has given us the skill to train
operators for any type of products. Contract us, by combining our
experience in training and manufacturing and your knowledge of your
product, we can create the proper setup to provide for you  high
quality at very competitive prices.
Grupo Diamante Website

I wasn’t very sure at first about this company but since they state
“we are capable of producing virtually any product” and “Our many
years in manufacturing has given us the skill to train operators for
any type of products” I decided to e-mail them as well inquiring about
the manufacture of cloth dolls. I have not received a reply yet.


Perhaps the following service may suit your needs.


They have been helping inventors, startup and major manufacturers for
15 years.

“ProtoSew is a One Stop, Turn Key, Prototype and Sample manufacturer
that will custom make one to ten samples of your product to your

You will receive:

1 to 10 Samples to your specifications
Specification Sheet showing yields, sizes, pricing
All Patterns for your product
Estimates on Manufacturing Costs
Material Supplier Contacts
Foreign Manufacturing Contacts
Domestic Manufacturing Contacts
Evaluation in the Market Place
Business Guidance
Free Consultation

Protosew Website

“We have hundreds of outside reliable contacts that have been screened
and monitored by our clients to assure honest and ethical practices. 
We specialize, as our name implies in sewn products.  We specialize in
sewing because of the tremendous amount of expertise we have in-house
to simply look at an item and visualize the proper materials, sizes,
patterns, cut lengths, color and manufacturing process that will
result in the finest quality finished product, in the most economical
way.  We provide our clients with quality contacts for materials and
contract manufacturers.  We provide specification sheets on each
product showing material descriptions, sizes, yields, roll sizes,
where to buy it and how much it costs.  We also provide estimates of
actual production time and projected costs based on current labor
rates.  We provide reputable contacts for web hosting, patent attorney
consultation, packaging and fulfillment houses, business assistance
and much more.  We can and have saved clients thousands of dollars in
unnecessary costs and countless hours of misdirected efforts.”

Protosew Website

Interview and Chat with Bob Coker, President of Protosew, titled
“Prototyping and Manufacturing Toy Dolls & Other Sewn-Fabric
Patent Café Forums Website

If the above link doesn’t work please use this cached one:

Contact Information:

2620 Florida Street Huntington Beach CA 92648
Phone : 714.536.6438
Fax : 714.536.6628 (fax)

I e-mailed them and received this reply from Bob Coker:

“ If the doll requires hand stitching, in other words if any part of
the doll cannot fit under the foot of a sewing machine and requires a
needle and thread sewing, you will most likely not be able to find a
manufacture to make them other than off shore.

Not so encouraging but I suggest getting in touch with him to discuss
the possibilities.


Axtell Expressions, Inc.
2889 Bunsen Ave H
Ventura, CA 93003-1305 (USA)
Tel (805) 642-7282
Fax (805) 650-2139

Since it says on their website “Custom Design Services”, I sent an
e-mail (Sept. 10) inquiring if they manufacture cloth dolls for

This is the reply I received from Steve:

 “Thank you for your inquiry.  I am going to refer you to my associate
Yang who may be able to help you with your needs.  I am sending him a
of this email as well.” 

I have not received a reply from Daniel Yang but this is his e-mail.


I found some leads at the Sewing Mall Classified that may interest

Sewing Mall Website


Production sewing
Posted_by: Siouthwest Creations
Date: 8/9/2002


“High quality cut and sew production house available for small to
large runs, sample production. Albuquerque, NM”
Sewing Mall Website


Contract Manufacturing LLC
Posted by: Lisa
Date: 8/18/2002

Licensed sewing group taking new contracts, all phases of
manufacturing, quality oriented, we work with new designers and small
as well as large quantities,


“We have an expanding database of sewers. We do all types of sewing
contract work in our facility, we work with new designers, in
patternmaking as well as production small or large. In business since

Sewing Mall Website


Re: Contract Manufacturing LLC
Date: 8/9/2002


“To who it may concern, I have 4 professional sewing machines that
need work, asap. If you have work available please reply or call at
7274178953, thanks.”

Sewing Mall Website


Contract Sewing
Posted by: Mattie
Date: 8/6/2002


The Killings Touch:
“The Killings Touch is a retail and merchant that makes customized
clothing which includes wedding apparel, church apparel, children
clothing, adult clothing, doll clothing, and uniforms with a primary
focus in children clothing. The Killings Touch also does contract work
for retail stores, department stores, funeral homes, and some
commercial stores. The Killings Touch has been in operation since 1996
and has sewn for popular commercial items such as “Cabbage Patch
Dolls” clothing and “Beanie Baby” bags. The Killings Touch has recent
expanded the sewing division and now seeks to extend the contract work
opportunities. Please contact Mattie Killings at (334) 289 – 2666 or

Sewing Mall Website


Yonda Toys Manufacturing Ltd:

Although they specialize in plush toys there is a possibility of that
they could manufacture the cloth dolls because of the following
excerpt from their profile.

“Aside from ordering products in which you see from our catalogs,
customers' designs are also very welcome. As we have our own sampling
room, customers can simply give us sketches, pictures or descriptions
of toys they have in mind, then we would have our high-quality
sampling crew work and create a sample of your dream toy.”

Contact information:

G/F Harbour Court,
17 Kai Yuen Terrace,
North Point,
Hong Kong SAR,
Tel: (852)2576 2070 
Fax: (852)2577 2025  

I inquired but no reply as yet.


Custom Plush Toys:

They also specialize in plush toys but they may be able to manufacture
your product. I inquired but no answer as yet.

“Have A Custom Stuffed Toy Developed For You.
Get your ideas developed into a custom stuffed toy by one of the
leading plush toy manufacturers.”

According to their FAQ they manufacture their products in China.

“Where do you manufacture my toys?
A: China. 
We did manufacture everything locally up until the end of 1998. At
that time we developed a strong relationship with a small factory in
Custom Plush Toys Website

Contact Information:
Phone: Sales 1-800-304-6642 (in North America)
Phone: Sales +01-905-312-8962 (International)
Fax: (905) 547-4245

Binkley Toys Inc.
1455 Tallevast Road
Suite L9049 
Sarasota, FL 34243 

Email addresses:
Sales -
Info -


Custom Plush:

“ is the right partner for you, whether you are looking
to design and produce a new item from the start or want to customize
one of our in stock items for fast turnaround and small quantity
Custom Plush Website

In “frequently asked questions” shipping, prices and minimum
production quantity is discussed.
Custom Plush

Contact Information:

MT&B Corporation
John Haug, General Manager
tel (800) 682 1665 / 8:30 EST M-F
tel (international) +(908) 281 7426
fax (908) 281 9623


International Source Network:

The following is a short excerpt from their website.

Custom Manufactured Products
“Why pay more when you can get the same quality product at a greatly
reduced price? If you are not manufacturing internationally, you are
missing out on the higher margins that our current clients are
“In sourcing a product, we generally determine which country is the
best candidate for sourcing based on the type of product, quotas,
expected target price, volume, complexity of the product, and currency
exchange rates. We normally identify manufacturers who either produce
a similar product or are willing to produce the new item.”

International Source Network Website

Contact Information:

International Source Network - US
Attn: Juan Antonio Ayulo
1300 North Interstate 35-E, Suite 105
Carrollton, Texas  75006
Phone :(972) 245-7378
Fax: (972) 245-2545


Hwang-Sing Enterprise Co., Ltd.:
A specialized manufacturer of dolls  

Company Profile “Hwang Sing specializes in manufacture of Chinese,
Spanish, Japanese, and Korean delicate handmade dolls, PVC soft
plastic, plastic toys, dolls for educational purpose, etc. With
several years of experience in toy manufacture, we have earned a great
fame on developing the latest toy models and the most creative looks
with excellent quality and services. In appreciation of customers, we
will insist on providing the best quality and the most innovative
technique. We sincerely welcome business opportunities with both
domestic and foreign traders.”
Nature of Business: Manufacture / OEM 
FOB Port: Kaohsiung / Taiwan

Contact Information:

Hwang-Sing Enterprise Co., Ltd.:
No.60, Lane 173, Fu Kuo Ist Rd Yung Kang
Hsiang, Tainaa Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Phone : 886-6-2535727  
Fax : 886-6-2355918 
Contact Person : Chin Shan Tu  
Title : President 
Email :


Hwa Harng Toys:

“The head office in Taipei now has several sections filled by teams of
dedicated professions with long term experience to handle operations
such as concept development & sketching, prototype fabrication, import
& export.”
Contact Information:

Hwaharng Toys Co., Ltd.
13F No. 175; Sec. 2, Ta-Tung Rd., Hsichih 221,
Taipei Hsien,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
E-Mail: G
Hwaharng Toys Website


Wah Ngai Industrial Company

“With over 20 years' experience, Wah Ngai Industrial Company is a
well-established manufacturer specialized in producing dolls. Our
product lines included blow-mould bendable and stuff dolls. We'd like
to offer you quality products with attractive prices.”
Contact Information:

Wah Ngai Industrial Company
Unit No.9, 2/F., Block B, 
Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 
15-21, Wong Chuk Yeung Street, 
Fo Tan, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong  
Phone: 852-2605 9189/2687 1359  
Fax: 852-2481 2636  
Contact Person:  Tracy Tang  

Wah Ngai Industrial Company


The following two companies replied that they cannot manufacture cloth



PRO SEWING & ASSEMBLY, LLC (formerly Riva Alta Intl.) is a U.S. based
company with its wholly owned and operated maquiladora in Mexicali,
Mexico. Our primary service is the Industrial Contract Sewing of
products made with medium to heavy materials.  The types of items we
can produce range from simple Tote Bags,  Seat Covers  to precision
products such as Safety Gear or Technical Backpacks. In addition, we
provide Assembly Services for a variety of labor intensive products.


This was their reply to my inquiry:

“Sorry, we have no expertise in the area of dolls. Thanks for your
interest. Keith”


Maid Bess:

“Maid Bess is capable of producing an array of customized sewn
products. From heavy duty bags to apparel, they can handle your needs.

Maid Bess Website

Maid Bess Corporation
865 Cleveland Avenue
Salem Virginia 24153
Phone: (540) 389-8113
Fax: (540) 387-5855

They replied:

“Thank you for your inquiry.  While we do manufacture a wide variety
of products, we do not have the specialized machines nor the sewing
required to sew and stuff dolls. We regret that we are not able to be
of assistance to you in this respect.”

Search Criteria:

contract manufacturers for cloth dolls
non-apparel contract sewing
doll "contract sewing"
dolls contract manufacturing
cloth doll manufacturers
OEM manufacturer of cloth dolls

I hope the resources I assembled are useful. If I receive any replies
from my e-mail inquiries, I will post them for you but I would suggest
that you contact them personally.

Best Regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 11 Sep 2002 14:58 PDT
Hi again and thank you so much for the rating and wonderful comment.

Custom Plush Toys just e-mailed me with good news. Here is the copy of
their message:

“Yes, this is exactly what we do. We do not market or distribute
products but if you need a manufacturer, let's talk.
Give me a call, or you can fill out an online quotation request here.

Bear Hugs
Rob Bishop - Binkley Toys
Teddy Bears and Custom Stuffed Mascots


Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 12 Sep 2002 00:38 PDT
Tommy from Yonda Toys Manufacturing Ltd sent me the following message: 

"Our core competence is to assist our clients in developing 
novel toy items. If you could let us have the design, we could 
prepare the quotation for you precisely." 

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 12 Sep 2002 10:02 PDT
The Killings Touch sent me this message today:

"Thank you for your interest in the Killings Touch for doing contract work. 
We have done some work with doll clothing in the past. In order for me to 
give a better response please send me a detail description about what will 
be sewn and/or send me a sample of the item to be sewn. My mailing address 
is  P O Box 636, 104 North Walnut Avenue, Demopolis, AL 36732. Thank you 
again for your interest in The Killings Touch. I look forward to hearing 
from you soon.
Mattie Killings, Owner"


Request for Answer Clarification by prpro-ga on 12 Sep 2002 11:08 PDT
Thanks, bobbie7, for the continued updates; this is VERY kind of you!!

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 12 Sep 2002 11:16 PDT
Your very welcome !
prpro-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
OH my God!  This is SUCH an excellent response -- and exactly what I
needed!  bobbie7, you are a dream!!!

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