According to their website, Orijin Bees Dolls are, “are confident, kind, intelligent, beautiful girls that embrace their orijinal features and come together to impact the world in a powerful way. Our dolls represent girls of different skin complexions and hair textures. All of our dolls are eco-friendly and nontoxic.”
(Source: BlackNews.com) Melissa Orijin was inspired by her now 7-year old Esi Orijin launch Orijin Bees’ Baby Bee Doll Collection because she says, “Previously, without even a passing glance, one would notice that black dolls only had one type of curly hair texture and maybe just one skin tone. No matter how much I searched, I just couldn’t find dolls that showed the vast diversity of Black and brown girls.”
Orijin also said that they want to provide dolls that are truly representative of Black and brown girls, ensure that the collection teaches self-love and inclusion during play ultimately, to support the development of confident children that grow up to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
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Orijin Bees’ Baby Bee Doll Collection is part of Oprah’s Favorite Things list in 2021, in Target stores, received the Mom’s Choice Award, and nominated as a finalist for the 2022 Toy of the Year Award.