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A life style brand offering representative dolls and themed products to encourage girls to embrace their natural beauty.
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Introducing the Sibahle Collection

The Sibahle Collection is a product of Bounce Essentials Africa, founded by Caroline Hlahla and Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu in 2016. Sibahle is a Zulu word that means “We are Beautiful”. 

We decided to make a Black Doll when Khulile's daughter, who at the time had just turned 3, came back from school one day and told her she wanted hair that flows.

The Sibahle Collection was born from a need to encourage our black children to be comfortable in their own skin! The first two dolls under this collection were Nobuhle (meaning "The One That Represents Beauty" in Zulu) and Bontle (meaning "Beauty" in Sotho).

Fast forward a year, we now have a collection of 5 Vanilla Scented Dolls to include an Indian Heritage Doll (Neha), Mixed Race Doll (Ayana) and a Doll with Albinism (Zuri). All the dolls names are synonymous with beauty as we want to emphasize that we are all beautiful in our own skins.

All children deserve to see themselves in the toys they play with!

We want every child to grow up aware of the beautiful and rich diversity the world at large has to offer. We want to encourage children of all races to embrace and celebrate diversity.

Our story on inclusiveness

 Meet the Dolls !
   

Nobuhle

Meet Nobuhle 18 Inch (50cm) Doll
Meet Nobuhle 18 Inch (50cm) Doll

Bontle   

Meet Bontle 12 Inch (30cm) Doll
Meet Bontle 12 Inch (30cm) Doll

Zuri   

Zuri 12Inch (30cm) Doll with Albinisim
Zuri 12Inch (30cm) Doll with Albinisim

 Ayana   

Ayana 12Inch (30cm) Doll - Mixed Race
Ayana 12Inch (30cm) Doll - Mixed Race

Meet The Rainbow Nation   

The Rainbow Nation
The Rainbow Nation
    

The Sibahle Dolls Clothes 

We have partnered with two local young clothing designers based in South Africa. One originally operated from her garage however, over the course of the year she has expanded her team to six and is now looking for premises in the local town to house her growing team. The second seamstress is a stay at home mother who sews from her own dining room table whilst her toddler plays on the floor. The designers now have reliable income from the Sibahle order and we want to use the dolls to create more jobs in South Africa to empower many more women.

We have included additional pictures of the dolls clothes below. 

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What's Next for the Sibahle Collection ?

With your support this Kickstarter project is only the beginning of our vision for the brand. We are excited to be launching our new doll Ndanaka on Kickstarter.

We would also like extend our merchandise to include Sibahle Themed Products such as swimsuits, flip flops, duvet covers, books and utensils. We hope that the work we have done to build this brand to date is an indication that this brand is here to stay.

Help Us Bring Ndanaka To Life!

Introducing Ndanaka, our new doll with Vitiligo. We are excited that we now have our prototype, we need your support to bring Tanaka to life and complete collection. Ndanaka is a Shona word meaning,"I am beautiful". 
 
Ndanaka 12Inch (30cm)  - Doll With Vitiligo Prototype
Ndanaka 12Inch (30cm) - Doll With Vitiligo Prototype
Ndanaka 12Inch (30cm) - Doll With Vitiligo Prototype
Ndanaka 12Inch (30cm) - Doll With Vitiligo Prototype

We would also like extend our merchandise to include Sibahle Themed Products such as ;

  • Swimsuits; 
  • Flip flops;
  • Duvet covers, 
  • Books and utensils.

We hope that the work we have done to build this brand to date is an indication that this brand is here to stay.

SwimSuit Prototype
SwimSuit Prototype
Flipflops Prototype
Flipflops Prototype
Duvet Covers Prototype
Duvet Covers Prototype
Duvet Covers Prototype
Duvet Covers Prototype
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Puzzles Prototype
Puzzles Prototype

Doll Packaging    

Your purchase of Nobuhle Doll will include:

1 x Princess Dress Outfit (Orange, Yellow, Pink)  

1 x Hair Accessory (Orange, Yellow, Pink)  

1 x Underwear White  

1 x Pink Removable Shoes (Pink)  

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Sibahle Doll Packaging
Sibahle Doll Packaging

Your purchase of Rainbow Nation Doll will include:   

1 x Princess Tutu 2 Piece Outfit (Orange, Yellow, Pink)

1 x Hair Accessory (Orange, Yellow, Pink)

1 x Underwear White

1 x Pink Removable Shoes (White)

Boxed

Sibahle Merchandise 


Pretty In Pink Set
Pretty In Pink Set
Sunshine Yellow Set
Sunshine Yellow Set
Umbrellas and Wellington Boots
Umbrellas and Wellington Boots

   
Umbrellas and Wellington Boots
Umbrellas and Wellington Boots

Sibahle Collection of Dolls   

Nobuhle in some of her gorgeos dresses
Nobuhle in some of her gorgeos dresses
Nobuhle in her casual wear
Nobuhle in her casual wear
Bontle with her hair out in full glorious FRO
Bontle with her hair out in full glorious FRO
Bontle in braids
Bontle in braids
Nobuhle in African Traditional Wear
Nobuhle in African Traditional Wear

Risks and challenges

Ship date: We are please to announce that all our dolls, 3 piece bag sets and umbrellas have been produced and are ready to ship.

Product changes: We do not anticipate products changes.

Doll Clothing: To enable swift delivery of the dolls, we will ship any of the Pink, Yellow or Orange dresses for Nobuhle or Pink, Yellow or Orange Bontle and Rainbow Nation Dresses depending on stock.

3 Piece Back Pack or Trolley Set: We will also ship either the Sunshine Yellow Set or Pretty In Pink Set.

Supplier coordination: We work with a variety of suppliers to source the best materials. We are also please to inform you that our dolls are CE certified a symbol applied to products to indicate that they conform with relevant EU directives regarding health and safety or environmental protection.

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    Sibahle Puzzles & Books

    Contribute towards a range of Sibahle theme :

    1.Puzzles
    2.Swimsuits
    3. Flipflops

    You will receive a thank you note from the Sibahle Collection

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    12 Inch Rainbow Nation Doll

    Name: Our names are:

    1. Bontle, which means "Beauty" in Sotho. I am chocolate skinned and have my beautiful 4c Afro hair, which can be braided, washed and conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I also smell of vanilla.

    2. Zuri, which means "Beautiful" in Swahilli. I was born with a condition called Albinism. I have my lovely kinky blond hair that can be braided, washed, conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I smell of vanilla.

    3. Ayana, which means "Beautiful flower”. I am mixed race, have my lovely curly hair and smell of vanilla.

    We are all 12 inches (30cm) tall.

    Includes:
    • Bontle Black Doll
    • Zuri Doll With Albinism
    • Ayana Mixed Race
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    Be The First To Own Ndanaka

    Ndanaka, which means "I am beautiful" in Shona. I was born with a condition called Vitiligo. I have my lovely kinky hair that can be braided, washed, conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I smell of vanilla.

    Height: I am 12 inches tall (30cm)

    Hair: I have 4c afro textured hair, which can be combed, braided, washed and conditioned

    Scent: I smell of vanilla

    Clothing: I come dressed in:

    *A Pink, Yellow or Orange Princess Dress (afro print top may differ from the picture depending on stock availability)
    *Hair accessory
    *White underwear
    *Shoes

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    Ndanaka

    Ndanaka, which means "I am beautiful" in Shona. I was born with a condition called Vitiligo. I have my lovely kinky hair that can be braided, washed, conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I smell of vanilla.

    Height: I am 20 inches tall (50cm)

    Hair: I have 4c afro textured hair, which can be combed, braided, washed and conditioned

    Scent: I smell of vanilla

    Clothing: I come dressed in:

    *A Pink, Yellow or Orange Princess Dress (afro print top may differ from the picture depending on stock availability)
    *Hair accessory
    *White underwear
    *Shoes

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    Ndanaka

    Ndanaka, which means "I am beautiful" in Shona. I was born with a condition called Vitiligo. I have my lovely kinky hair that can be braided, washed, conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I smell of vanilla.

    Height: I am 12 inches tall (30cm)

    Hair: I have 4c afro textured hair, which can be combed, braided, washed and conditioned

    Scent: I smell of vanilla

    Clothing: I come dressed in:

    *A Pink, Yellow or Orange Princess Dress (afro print top may differ from the picture depending on stock availability)
    *Hair accessory
    *White underwear
    *Shoes

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    18 Inch Nobuhle Doll

    Name: My name is Nobuhle, which means "The One That Represents Beauty" in Zulu.

    Height: I am 20 inches tall (50cm)

    Hair: I have 4c afro textured hair, which can be combed, braided, washed and conditioned

    Scent: I smell of vanilla

    Clothing: I come dressed in:

    *A Pink, Yellow or Orange Princess Dress (afro print top may differ from the picture depending on stock availability)
    *Hair accessory
    *White underwear
    *Shoes

    Includes:
    • Nobuhle Black Doll 18 inch
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    12 Inch Doll + Back Pack + Umbrella

    The set consists:

    1x 12 Inch Doll (Your choice)
    1x Back Pack Set
    1 x Umbrella

    The 3 Piece Backpack Set consists:

    1x Back Pack (W18cm x L 30.5 cm x H 38.5 cm)

    1 x Lunch Bag (W14cm x L 22cm x H 22cm)

    1 x Pencil Case (W6cm x L 23cm x 9cm)

    Includes:
    • Ayana Mixed Race
    • Bontle Black Doll
    • Zuri Doll With Albinism
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    12 Inch Doll + Trolley Set + Umbrella

    1x 12 inch Doll (Your choice)
    1x Trolley Bag Set
    1 x Umbrella

    The 3 Piece Trolley Bag Set consists:

    1x Trolley & Back Pack (W18cm x L 30.5 cm x H 38.5 cm)

    1 x Lunch Bag (W14cm x L 22cm x H 22cm)

    1 x Pencil Case (W6cm x L 23cm x 9cm)

    Includes:
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    • Bontle Black Doll
    • Zuri Doll With Albinism
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    3 Doll Set

    Pledge £75 or more and get a set of 3 x 12 Inch Rainbow Nation Dolls

    Name: Our names are:

    1. Bontle, which means "Beauty" in Sotho. I am chocolate skinned and have my beautiful 4c Afro hair, which can be braided, washed and conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I also smell of vanilla.

    2. Zuri, which means "Beautiful" in Swahilli. I was born with a condition called Albinism. I have my lovely kinky blond hair that can be braided, washed, conditioned as you would a typical 4c Afro hair. I smell of vanilla.

    3. Ayana, which means "Beautiful flower”. I am mixed race, have my lovely curly hair and smell of vanilla.

    We are all 12 inches (30cm) tall.

    INCLUDES:
    Bontle Black Doll
    Zuri Doll With Albinism
    Ayana Mixed Race

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    Nobuhle Doll + Back Pack Set +Umbrella

    1X 18 Inch Nobuhle Doll
    1X Back Pack Set
    1X Umbrella

    The 3 Piece School Bag Set consists:

    1x Back Pack (W18cm x L 30.5 cm x H 38.5 cm)

    1 x Lunch Bag (W14cm x L 22cm x H 22cm)

    1 x Pencil Case (W6cm x L 23cm x 9cm)

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    Nobuhle Doll + Trolley Bag + Umbrella

    1X 18 Inch Nobuhle Doll
    1X Trolley Bag Set
    1X Umbrella

    The 3 Piece Trolley Bag Set consist:

    1x Trolley & Back Pack (W18cm x L 30.5 cm x H 38.5 cm)

    1 x Lunch Bag (W14cm x L 22cm x H 22cm)

    1 x Pencil Case (W6cm x L 23cm x 9cm)

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    Design your own doll face

    Design you own doll face - however body of doll will be Sibahle Collection.

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Funding period

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