by DC Livers
(BlackPressRadio.net) – Khloe Kardashian set the world on fire when she tweeted to her 10+ million people audience that she was looking for a #BiracialDoll for her daughter. It was upsetting to many because this has been the challenge for Black kids for generations. Khloe’s refusal to want to embrace an African American doll was duly noted by social media.
Here’s a list of Black Owned toys makers for you to consider patronizing.
* Double Dutch Dolls
Based out of Marietta, Georgia, this company manufactures African-American, Hispanic, Biracial, and Multiracial dolls, books, and accessories for girls 8 years of age and older.
Created by two entrepreneurial Ethiopian women, this Black-owned doll company crafts authentic, collectible dolls and accessories that celebrate African heritage, culture, and history.
* Trinity Designs
This Texas-based dollmaker crafts 16-inch collectible dolls, as well as dolls that embody the African-American sorority sister. These dolls are designed to celebrate Black beauty and inspire youth to love the skin they’re in.
* Paddlefoot Dolls & Crafts
Handcrafted by an artisan dollmaker, these cultural dolls are available in a variety of designs, styles, and skin tones. Also available are brooches, key chains and purse charms, plastic bag holders, and more.
* Uzuri Kid Kidz
This company produces each doll, party accessory, and toy with the firm belief that every child is beautiful, no matter their color or race. Uzuri Kid Kidz has been making dolls that celebrate African-American culture for more than 20 years.
* Queens of Africa Dolls
Crafted by a Nigeria-based company, these stunning dolls and accessories are designed to promote African heritage and culture. These dolls feature natural and braided hair and are dressed in cultural clothing.