After working 21 years with the same group of factories, Affordable Designs - Canada was faced with the difficult ( and stressful ) task of finding new factories to produce its designs.  The ORIGINAL FACTORIES had done an amazing job on everything from the PUZZLES line to the first 15 years of LEEANN and friends but changed direction based on newly discovered markets.  It took almost 14 months to locate new factories, try to establish a suitable working relationship, evaluate the quality of their work, and finally start producing again.

The DOLLS category has been sub-divided to reflect this change in factories.