Dolls That Represent From Black Owned Brands

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You will find 100+ dolls from black owned brands in this post to suit a range of tastes and budgets.  These include 18 inch dolls, boy dolls, rag and mermaid dolls, collector’s items and more. 

As I seek out dolls for friends and family, I have found authentic representation in black owned brands.  That is, dolls that represent a cross section of African likeness and style, capturing the nuances of hair texture, facial features, skin tone, personality, and more. Watching the reactions of children when they see and play with these dolls is rewarding.  Though they may not be able to articulate the resemblances and familiarity, their reactions speak louder than words.   See the following companies and product links for more information.

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  • Adwoa Design (advertisement) offers a selection of handmade, custom, collectible, and themed dolls.

  • The Qai Qai Doll is available on Amazon (advertisement).


  • Fresh Dolls Store offers a selection of dolls in which girl and boy dolls are represented.  A selection of 18 inch toddler dolls are also offered. Some dolls are available on Amazon.

  • Ikuzi Dolls offers a selection of 18 inch dolls in various skin tones and styles, and a selection of mermaid dolls.  Products are available on Amazon (Advertisement).

  • Kunaka Kids offers a diverse selection of dolls including talking and rag dolls.

  • Makedaa Dolls offers a selection of dolls of various sizes with Afros and dresses made by an African designer.

  • Nana Dolls offers a selection of dolls fashioned after African freedom fighters.  The dolls have textured hair and are clothed in Ankara prints.

  • Queens of Africa Dolls offers a selection of dolls with various skin tones and hair textures. Products are available on Amazon (Advertisement). 


In reviewing these companies and products, I hope you find dolls that work for you.

Happy Shopping!

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4 thoughts on “Dolls That Represent From Black Owned Brands

  1. This is a great post. Now that I have a daughter I will keep these in mine because we def want her to have dolls like look like her.

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