5 Black Toy Companies That Embrace Multicultural Identity and Culture

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Ethiopian entrepreneurs Salome Yilma and Yeworkwoha Ephrem founded EthiDolls in 2003 to offer families an authentic, alternative choice from mainstream selections. EthiDolls is developer of collectible quality, educational, African dolls and accessories. Based in New York City, the company’s mission is to create unique dolls and accessories, such as story and audio books, that can help children and adults embrace African heritage, culture and tradition. The dolls are based on black female leaders throughout history, including Makeda: The Queen of Sheba and Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen of the Asante people.

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