STROUDSBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen's Treasures®, designer and manufacturer of high-quality doll clothes, furniture, and accessories, will unveil its first doll at Toy Fair in New York City. The 18-inch "half-pint" doll will be the first in its doll line spotlighting women who changed the world.
The doll version of an 8 year old "Laura Ingalls" of Little House on The Prairie® fame was the company's first choice –spotlighting children who grew up to become women of influence. "My favorite author as a child was Laura Ingalls Wilder," said Joann Cartiglia, Founder and President of the company. "The Little House on The Prairie® book series, written by Wilder and based on her life, chronicles the Ingalls family as they travelled west into the prairie during the late 1800s." The still-popular TV Series is based on Wilders' books. "Laura Ingalls-Wilder lived a life that most children could never imagine and successfully wrote a series of books during the early part of the 1900s that are still popular today. That is an amazing accomplishment!" adds Cartiglia.
"Laura" is a high-quality version of the popular 18-inch sized dolls, boasting hand painted features, vinyl shoulders with a soft body and a host of accessories. She will be dressed in a white cotton nightgown and night cap. The doll is packaged in a reusable fiberboard box that converts into a bed and also comes with a rag doll, quilt and pillow. The suggested retail is $99.99. The Queen's Treasures® has also developed a line of licensed doll clothes, furniture and accessories based on The Little House Of The Prairie® series – including an award winning covered wagon that fit most 18" dolls – including the popular American Girl® brand.
The Queen's Treasures® started their focus spotlighting "women who changed the world" in 2014 with the launch of their Salvation Army Doughnut Girl accessories and clothes. This line focuses on the courageous women who worked on the battlefields in France during WWI. 10% of the proceeds from this line are donated back to the Salvation Army.
For Christmas 2015, the company launched a line of 18-inch doll clothes, furniture and accessories inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, a modern day influencer. Their "Gombe Research Camp" provides children a way to "play out" and imagine what life would be like living in the Jungles of Africa to study animals. The products come with information encouraging children to join "Roots and Shoots", Dr. Jane's youth-focused organization designed to get children involved in conservation projects in their own communities. The company will donate 10% of the proceeds from this line back to JaneGoodall.org.
"We want children to be inspired by these amazing women and create dreams of changing the world, themselves," says Cartiglia. "We can do anything we set our minds to. As a person who grew up in a blue-collar family and having no formal" education – I can tell you that you can make anything happen - if you want to! I want little girls to think about things other than phones, computers and all the electronic trappings of todays' society: and encourage them to use "human" power to change the world for the better!"
"Laura" will be available in July in Toy stores across America, and online through ToysRUs, Sears, Zulilly, Hayneedle.com and Amazon and many more retailers as well as thequeenstreasures.com.
ABOUT THE QUEEN'S TREASURES®
Founded by "Queen" Joann Cartiglia, this growing business based in historic Stroudsburg, PA has expanded quickly creating award-winning 18" doll clothing, accessories, and furniture with a "wow" factor. The not-so-small business was crowned one of the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania in 2013, 2014 & 2015. Find the royal wares at www.TheQueensTreasures.com.
SOURCE The Queen's Treasures