The dolls you can't find in your local stores:
Addie and I are often surprised to learn that people really do want to know how we got started in this business. The simple answer is that we started trying to do something else, and failed! But out of the ashes of that failure came the seeds of this success. We were a small adoption stationery studio and had added baby baskets for adopted children. Never sold a basket!
But when we decided to close our store, rather than take a total loss on our inventory, we decided to take the various parts and pieces that went into the baby baskets and try to sell them off and at least try to recover some of our costs. To our surprise, the Black rag dolls and Asian baby dolls sold! And what we learned from our customers, was how hard it is to find Asian, Black and Hispanic baby dolls for your children.
The problem was then, as it still is today, that most toy stores don't carry much of a selection of ethnic dolls! Very rarely can you find Asian dolls, Chinese dolls or Black and Hispanic dolls at your local K-Mart™ or Toys'R'Us™. Even our African American doll customers were having a tough time finding decent black dolls for their children.
At the Pattycake Doll Company, we love children, and we know that children love dolls. Our goal is to offer your children a doll that they will hug and love and tell everyone proudly:
"My doll looks just Like ME!"