BY ISMAIL AKWEI via https://face2faceafrica.com
The quest for diversity inspired two women to team up and create a collection of dolls with facial and body features of African and Caribbean children to help encourage black girls to embrace their natural beauty.
Caroline Hlahla, a Zimbabwean based in the UK, and Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu, a South African, started the Sibahle Collection brand in 2017, and have since not looked back.
Finally! A doll our kids can identify with! Thank @Sibahledolls my friends daughter loves her new friend❤️ omg I'm so emo it's so beautiful!#happygirlsaretheprettiest #Dolls pic.twitter.com/W1uU7t6PSd
— Wantara (@Wantara99) November 7, 2018
In December, Sibahle Collection will launch a new black doll with vitiligo named Ndanaka, which means ‘I am beautiful’ in Shona.
Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu told local media that the vitiligo doll idea came up after seeing South African …