blackdollsmatter

Black Dolls Matter®

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 250 Sales

blackdollsmatter

Black Dolls Matter®

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 250 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Black Dolls Matter® is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Emmy™ award winner, Mark Ruffin attributes his founding of Black Dolls Matter to hearing his then five-year-old nephew choose an identical white action figure over the black one and explain that it was “better” because it was white. Often in the toy and entertainment industries, Ruffin was told “go non-racial” or “black dolls don’t sell” when decisions were needed regarding ethnic representation. Those experiences galvanized Ruffin’s determination to design products that positively impact how we see each other as well as how the world perceives people of color.

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2018

Black Dolls Matter® is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Emmy™ award winner, Mark Ruffin attributes his founding of Black Dolls Matter to hearing his then five-year-old nephew choose an identical white action figure over the black one and explain that it was “better” because it was white. Often in the toy and entertainment industries, Ruffin was told “go non-racial” or “black dolls don’t sell” when decisions were needed regarding ethnic representation. Those experiences galvanized Ruffin’s determination to design products that positively impact how we see each other as well as how the world perceives people of color.

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Black Dolls Matter™ "Just Like You"

Black Dolls Matter® apparel and accessories designed to build self-esteem, self awareness and positive self image in children.

Shop members

  • Mark Ruffin

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Mark Ruffin is a puppet builder, stylist, doll maker and the recipient of a Daytime Emmy™ award for costume design during his tenure at The Jim Henson Company™.

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  • Printful

    Los Angeles, CA

    Printful the company's service - print products and fulfillment.

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