Hi, My name is Angelica Sweeting. I live in Miami, Fl. I am a full time entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of Naturally Perfect Dolls.
What (or who) inspired you to start your Naturally Perfect doll collection?
Like most young girls with kinky and curly hair, my daughter Sophia was not happy with hers because of the doll I was putting in her hands every day. She 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.
What makes these dolls different from Barbie?
Naturally Perfect Dolls have features that are true to women of color (skintone, nose, lips, eyes), hair you can style and wash just as natural curly hair and new/interesting careers. The hair was a really important piece for us. We tested the hair for over 8 months. We are dedicated to showing the full spectrum of beauty.
Where did the four names of each doll come from?
The original Angelica Doll was named after me. We surveyed young girls and asked them to describe their perfect doll. All of the young girls unknowingly described their mother from head to toe.