Frustrated by the lack of diversity among the dolls available for their son, London based Winnie Mak who originates from Hong Kong and her half-French, half-Greek husband Rafael Tselikas took matters into their own hands, and launched the One Dear World brand in 2017, which features four dolls of different ethnicities and genders.
The award-winning dolls proved an overnight success, and now the couple are keen to expand the range with six more dolls representing both visible and non-visible disabilities. Ten percent of the sales from each doll will be donated to a charity that supports their related disability.
The new collection of dolls includes a young girl with a prosthetic limb, an autistic boy, a boy with Down Syndrome, dolls with visual and hearing impairment, and a girl experiencing anxiety to help teach children about mental health and wellbeing.
Partnering with Work for Good, Winnie will contribute ten percent of the sales to charities including my AFK, Downright Excellent, Upwards with Downs, Sightsavers, The National Deaf Children’s Society, Autistica and Young Minds.
The new dolls will be launched on the 23rd September, and will retail from between £24 and £30 pounds.
Individuals can donate towards the crowdfunding campaign and pre-purchase a doll at www.onedearworld.com/dollsforall until 23rd October.