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Cuddolls are the most meaningful possessions for you and your loved ones!

Welcome to Cuddolland. A magical place made of precious moments, giggles, and of course, lots and lots of cuddles! A land where toys are lovingly made to last a lifetime.

I’m Zeynep, mother of a lovely child and a New York-based Turkish entrepreneur with a passion for creating beautiful, handmade products that are loved by children and trusted by parents. I came to the United States to pursue my own American Dream after leaving my job of ten years in a corporate firm. I created my own marketing agency which I’m still running. Also, I’m working on creating social businesses and new brands such as our lovely Cuddoll.

The inspiration for our cuddly enterprise was the birth of my daughter, Myra where our “Myra Doll”s name’s inspired by her birth. After I learned about the gender of my baby, I wanted to give her something unique. I started to research an heirloom doll that is safe, cuddly and that would stay with her for the rest of their lives, just like my special doll from my childhood which I still have on my bed.  I believe I’m not the only one. You are also keeping some special things from your childhood, aren’t you?

I searched and searched, but I was unable to find anything that fit my criteria: unique, organic, and lasting. I was almost at the edge of giving up when my mother made me a big surprise. She knitted a doll which is almost the same as my childhood doll and brought it to me as a gift. It was one of the most emotional times in my life. That day my mom and I decided to design and build a collection for giving these special moments and unique dolls to other moms and their little ones.

Our Cuddoll Family Stands For a Sustainable Future For All!

It was also important for me to make sure we would contribute to society and give something back. And the answer came from my mom once again, who after a difficult divorce, had spent a long time feeling lonely and isolated, and was also keen to help other women in the same situation.

Together, we partnered up with an organization to create a working environment for women who need emotional and financial support to start over and live a healthy life. We have built several workshop studios within this organization in Turkey to teach these women how to fish! We have an open-door policy. From beginners to experienced handcrafters, they are all welcome to join our team to create, share, and heal! We are now healing and supporting these amazing, passionate moms by putting their creativity to work making unique, handmade crafts in a safe and supporting environment. My mother is also one of them… We are stronger together. Making her granddaughter’s first doll was priceless for my mother. And just like that, Cuddoll was born. Our Cuddoll family stands for happy moments shared with our loved ones. It stands for a sustainable future for all, and it stands for all the women out there who have dreams. So, join our growing Cuddoll family, support the women, and give someone you love a lifelong friend and an heirloom doll.

Working Hours

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Monday 9AM - 6PM
Tuesday 9AM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 6PM
Thursday 9AM - 6PM
Friday 9AM - 6PM
Saturday 9AM - 4PM

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We are two women who have dreams. We started our journey in a different country and now we are living in the US, land of opportunities. We were accompanied by our dreams on our life journey. Our dreams inspired us to create a brand enhanced by women’s power. Cuddoll is produced by mothers who share their hearts, their dreams, and their passions with your dolls.

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