Momppy Mpoppy Dolls Give Young Girls a Fabulous Black Doll

By: Joey Haar - Feb 2, 2017
References: momppy.co.za & news24
Momppy Mpoppy fashion dolls are a response to the unfortunate lack of diversity in the doll industry. The brand, which includes fashion dolls and matching clothing that children can wear, celebrates authentic images of black African women through style and play.

The feature that sets the Momppy Mpoppy fashion dolls apart from others is their hair. While there are some other black dolls on the market, many of these dolls still conform to conventional beauty standards. This leads to incongruities like black dolls with straight hair, a disheartening image for young black girls with naturally kinky hair. Momppy Mpoppy dolls come with oversize afros in line with the texture of most black girls' hair, giving them an image with which they can both play and relate.