Culture Story

Culture Dolls

There is a lack of diversity in the doll market. Culture Dolls is changing that. We foresee a world where children grow up playing with dolls that are reflective of who they are and where they come from.

Meet Freckles

Our first Culture Doll is Freckles, the main character from the Journey of the Freckled Indian book.

We hope Freckles helps children be proud of who they are and increases their confidence in their identity.

Learn more about Freckles and her story in Journey of the Freckled Indian

Freckles Culture Doll Turnaround

The Vision of Culture Dolls

We realized there was a lack of diversity in the doll market, and pitched our vision to the casting directors of Shark Tank. Here is the video about the vision we shared and are still working to make happen.

Recent Press

Representation of minority groups is often lacking. We envision being a part of the change that brings greater representation to the dolls that children grow up playing with. Our efforts to lead efforts to change this market, are discussed on the anniversay of Tlingit Barbie. This doll was the last time an indigenous doll was made and marketed. Watch Alyssa discuss her plans to change that.

Partners

Alaska 3D Printing
Alaska 3D Printing Company
Prototyping and Production

Alaska 3D Printing provides 3D Printing and Design services.

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Sealaska Heritage
Collaborator

Sealaska focuses on revitalization and preservation of Southeast Alaska Native cultures: Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.