Toy Designer Fires Back After Critics Say Her Dolls Are “Too Dark”
Style Magazine Newswire | 7/29/2016, 2:45 p.m.
Entrepreneur Mala Bryan, via her company Malaville Toys, is an independent doll maker that designs dolls for African and African American girls to play with. Her unique dolls come in several different shades of brown, each with her own backstory, including career and hobbies. Some, however, have been saying that her dolls are “too dark”. The truth is that the Malaville doll collection fills a major void in an industry that still underrepresents toys that reflect the kids that play with them. Industry experts say that with the increasing demand of dolls for little black girls, dolls with darker complexions are very likely to become even more popular – especially in Jamaica and countries throughout Africa.