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"Experience the Joy of Dolls"
In Dolljoy Factory and Museum
“Dolljoy Factory and Museum is a fun place to find and embrace the child in everyone who comes
inside. The finest and most competent venue when it comes to doll-making and showcasing of the
Filipino talent. It is with great honor and pleasure to welcome all the visitors to the exciting world of
It was the year 2007 when the doll-making factory was expanded and opened to the eyes of the
public. They created a doll-making step-by-step simulation for educational tours, aiming to display
the intricacy of the Filipino creativity and industry. Slowly, through the years, it became a staple spot
for every elementary school field trip, and now, it is a staple spot for foreign tourists and both local
and foreign investors as well.
Year 1972 saw the beginnings of Dolljoy Factory as backyard cottage-industry in Mandaluyong
City. Back in those days, the owners’ four daughters always received dolls as presents, and soon, they
thought of making their own dolls. They began with hand-sewn cloth dolls, but little by little, they
resorted to experimenting with more durable materials and electric sewing machines. They taught
their cousins and hired employees, until the factory grew into an actual establishment.
In the 1980’s, the proponents met Samuel Butcher, the creator and owner of Precious Moments
Company, whose dolls were known for its teardrop-shaped eyes. He commissioned Dolljoy to
manufacture these dolls which were released only in the USA. He was the first foreign investor of the
ever-flourishing Dolljoy Factory, and was there in the conceptualization of the museum.
The museum recently opened the Filipiniana section, in which dolls are dressed in tribe specific
costumes, featuring the festivals, costumes and traditions of Luzon, Visayas, as well as Mindanao.
Another recent addition, owing to the fortieth anniversary of its joining the doll-making industry,
is the big collection of dolls in different school uniforms and national costumes of different countries
of the world. And important addition is the collection of Precious Moments dolls which were never
sold in the country but were very popular in the United States.