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Inside CODENOiR Article By: Dorothy Drake Background: After 10 years in the international BJD marketplace, the company was established in 2015, focusing on fashions for BJD’s. Code Noir means black label, or best quality, in French. Unfortunately, there were negative historical meanings associated to the word. Wanting to keep the original meaning, the company revised how CODENOiR was written and added a heart above the i to illustrate their mission which is to “spread the love to all, via our designs and products.” Quick Facts Staff: 6 Full-time colleagues Management Ta - Director Komi - Designs and Development

Vicky - Marketing and Customer Service Rivaliie - Photographing

Design Themes: Inspiration is one of the challenges that face the designers. Themes are chosen, such as fantasy, historical, Alice in Wonderland. etc... The current theme is casual wear, designs can be used for dolls and people. CODENOiR encourages fans to email with ideas or concepts. Production time: The clothing line, from concept to the finished sample, can take 3-5 months. After confirmation of the final sample, production time is 1-2 months, depending on the production size. Cosplay: CODENOiR not only produces BJD clothes, but also clothing for the doll owners. Komi has studied tailoring and her father is a professional fashion pattern designer, creating a dual design atmosphere. The Future CODENOiR works in collaboration with various makers, such as AIMERAR, DOLLZONE, and PEAKS WOODS. Designers from both the doll maker and CODENOiR develop ideas and concepts. Then, working together they start a cross-over development plan. CODENOiR’s future plans do not include developing original dolls but will include additional launches of cross-over dolls. Other future plans include development of designs and working with a fashion brand for people, but also to launch their fashions in a BJD doll version. The company is also looking to cooperate with some ACG licensors for launching licensed BJD’s. Contact Information Website: https://www.codenoirdoll.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009103814967 Editor’s Note: My thanks for Ta at CODENOiR for supplying the information and inspiration for this article!

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