She was taken back by the huge demand for Patois-speaking dolls. She far exceeded her initial goal to sell 400 dolls, and even started to received orders from the U.S. - her first being an order from Miami, Florida for 50 dolls.
Jamaican culture is in demand
Hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans live all over the world, so Jackson wants to get her Zuree Dolls into all major stores that sell dolls. She is also working on a Zuree Girls book series; the first book has already been published. In March, she will also introduce her new Rasta-talking bear.
Jackson says she is already getting sales from countries like Australia, Estonia, Amsterdam, and Germany. She says that this show that "there is a massive demand for our culture."
To learn more about her and/or Zuree Dolls, visit www.zuree.co.uk
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