The You Are Perfect journey started in April 2014. We wanted to buy dolls for our nieces birthdays. They’re the cutest black princesses and so we wanted to buy them dolls that looked like themselves. We couldn’t. Initially we were bemused, thinking we had the wrong toy-store and so we went to multiple stores. In each one, we were met with dozens of different variations of white dolls and, if we were lucky, one or two black dolls. Now, there’s nothing wrong with white dolls – it was the absence of black dolls that confused us. We live in South Africa. The majority of our children are black and yet what was available commercially did not reflect that.
You Are Perfect was born from a desire to create balance, to give parents (of all races) the option to give their children dolls from different races. We scoured the world to find best possible. We wanted to ensure that what we offered was as good if not better than what was generally available. We believe that we’ve achieved that.
You Are Perfect celebrates the perfection of our children. We are passionate about bringing the world’s best dolls and books to Africa’s children so that they can see their own beauty, independence and power reflected back to them. We consistently look for new designers and authors from across the continent to add to our product selection, so that you are able to give your children gifts that remind them that they are perfect.
At the moment, we are unfortunately only able to ship within South Africa however please drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do to assist you.