About this project
Our Girls Need Angelica
My name is Angelica Sweeting — the founder/creator of Naturally Perfect Dolls. Like most young girls with kinky/curly hair, my daughter Sophia was not happy with her kinks and curls because of the doll I was putting in her hands every day. Sophia wanted long straight hair, and she even started expressing a strong dislike for her facial features and skin tone. With the help of my daughters, we created “The Angelica Doll” — the first natural hair 18-inch doll for young girls.
As I began to develop The Angelica Doll and give serious thought to the things I wanted to do for young girls, I realized that I had been influenced by society’s standard of beauty for as long as I could remember. Here I am – 27 years old, and I am honestly just beginning to walk into who I am, my natural beauty. I want this to happen earlier, not only for my daughters but for your daughter, your niece, your sister, and for all young girls around the world. I want this to happen for all the young girls who never felt pretty enough because of their kinks, curls, wider noses or fuller lips.
I’m creating Angelica to let girls know that they are beautiful. Our girls need to see a reflection of their own unique beauty. It’s time for our young girls to have a new standard.
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1. Style and wash the doll’s kinky/curly hair just as natural hair. YES! My daughters and I tested the hair for eight months! We twisted, bantu knotted, combed, brushed, blew out, curl wanded and re-washed the hair. We did this over and over to ensure this doll would be able to withstand a young girls curiosity about taking care of and having fun with kinky/curly hair! No more tangled doll hair!
2. Facial features true to women of color! Say goodbye to spray-painted brown Barbie dolls! The Angelica Doll has the face of a beautiful brown girl including a full nose, fuller lips, beautiful check bones, and brown eyes!
3. Exposure to new paths and careers. Let’s not just tell the next generation of women that they can do anything. LET’S SHOW THEM! The Angelica Doll and future dolls will have new and interesting careers that will expose young girls to what is happening in the world now and the many possibilities they have in the future. The Angelica Doll is a courageous, bold entrepreneur full of self belief, natural beauty, and perseverance. For future dolls we will introduce careers such as engineering, journalism, software development, public relations, etc.
Target Age Range: 4- 13
Your initial purchase of The Angelica Doll will include:
• 1 outfit: A trendy and classic outfit that will keep Angelica in style as she travels to meetings and builds her business.
• 1 styling tool and product: A mini brush, styling cream, and a water bottle
• Naturally Perfect Song: A free digital download of a song created JUST for our Naturally Perfect girls. Rock out with a cool song about self-love and a new standard of beauty. Produced and written by @therealjsweet aka Mr. Naturally Perfect.
A Special Thank YOU – Our Naturally Perfect team will send you a personal message via email thanking you for your support to our campaign.
Naturally Perfect Song – A song created JUST for our Naturally Perfect girls. Rock out to a cool, upbeat song about self-love and a new standard of beauty. Produced and written by @therealjsweet aka Mr. Naturally Perfect. Take a listen!
T-Shirt (kid sizes only)
T-Shirt (Adult sizes only)
The ANGELICA Doll – A doll delivered to your front door!
Future Entrepreneur – Join in on the creative process for Naturally Perfect's next doll with a 45-minute conference call with your feedback and opinions about our next doll. Plus one Angelica Doll delivered to your front door.
Naturally Perfect Doll – Become our next doll! We will create a doll to look just like you. Plus one Angelica Doll delivered to your front door!
Bringing Angelica to Life
Angelica has come a long way. I've taken the concept from a simple idea to a real doll in just eight short months. I've partnered with an exceptional manufacturer that produced the doll sample. I'll be putting the doll through rigorous industry-standard child safety testing before it reaches your door.
I've spent countless hours and money to get it this far. The Angelica Doll is ready to go...all I need to do is place the production order. (This is where YOU step in.) But in order to do this, the minimum order quantity is 1,000 units. Support me in this endeavor, and I will get Angelica into the hands of as many little girls as possible. Once you've backed me on Kickstarter, you'll get to track the progress of Angelica as she gets created every step of the way on www.naturallyperfectdolls.com.
This Kickstarter project is only the beginning of what I intend to create: an entire LINE of Naturally Perfect dolls with different hair textures and skin tones. I want to represent the unique beauty of all of our girls. To me, Angelica is not a one-off product, oh no. Help me get this first doll off the ground, and we will kickstart a movement.
Risks and challenges
We've spent most of the last year working with our suppliers to mitigate as many risks as possible, yet we know there will still be hurdles along the way. We will always be transparent with our community about challenges, including these:
Ship date: We have built in extra time for the manufacturing process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned.
Product changes: As we refine the doll based on additional community feedback and more product testing, slight changes may be made. We'll only make changes that enhance the product experience.
Supplier coordination: We work with a variety of suppliers to source the best materials and ensure the doll is developed correctly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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