Tag Archives: Lottie Dolls

Arklu’s Ian Harkin: “With Lottie dolls we know we’re going in the right direction – it’s a gut feeling”

A momentary pause, a look into the middle distance for some kind of recollection, and a brief panic on our end of the Zoom call that the WiFi had dropped out again, and Ian Harkin, co-founder of the Irish doll brand Arklu returns to the question, answerless. No, as far …

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“Retailers are the biggest drivers for social and industry change,” says Lottie Dolls’ Ian Harkin

Retailers are the biggest driver for social change across the toy industry, but they have to first realise their own power to do so, is the message being issued to the UK and European toy shops by the inclusive and representative doll brand, Lottie. Talking to ToyNews about the step …

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ITV’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas shows that ‘inclusivity in toys is commercially viable’

Doing what he does best, Philip Schofield uncorked that bottle of the nation’s warm, fuzzy feelings and poured us all a large glass of the festive mood last night with the return of ITV’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas; the first episode in the fourth series of the …

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Independent Toy Awards shows retail’s support of inclusivity but “there’s still a lot to do”

Among an extensive list of winners of this year’s Independent Toy Awards – the annual Awards voted for by the UK’s indie toy retail scene – praise has been handed to an evolving industry for its better adoption of inclusivity within the toy box. Comprising not only the usual industry …

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Bigjigs Toys named UK and EU distributor for Lottie Dolls

“Lottie has become a firm favourite in our toy box and now we have a fantastic opportunity to work with Ian and the team to continue the growth of the brand across our broad network of retail partners in 2019 and beyond.”

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