Barbie Has Launched An Inclusive Range Including Dolls With No Hair and Vitiligo
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Children now have a wider choice of Barbie dolls that best represent themselves, as toymakers Mattel have announced a new range of inspirational and diverse dolls for its Fashionistas range.
The team behind the popular dolls are big on inclusivity and recently added dolls that encourage girls to become scientists to its range.
Now they've also revealed a Barbie with a skin condition and one with hair loss, to better represent its unique audience.
For the first time ever, the team behind the Barbie dolls have introduced a doll with the skin condition vitiligo, designed in conjunction with a dermatologist in order to make sure that the skin condition is represented accurately.
And the popular toymakers haven't stopped there. They've also introduced a Barbie with no hair and one with a prosthetic leg to its range.
Mattel's aim is to provide a "multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion", while also representing "global diversity and inclusivity."
"If a girl is experiencing hair loss for any reason, she can see herself reflected in the line.
"A prototype was debuted on Barbie's Instagram channel last year, becoming the channel's most liked post ever."
Last year, Mattel released a range of dolls with disabilities including prosthetic limbs. This year, they've gone one step further and increased this range, by adding a second doll with gold prosthetic leg and a darker skin tone.
As part of its Fashionistas range, the dolls are now more diverse, with a wider range of hair textures and sizes.
The collection now includes Barbie dolls in five different body types, including curvy, petite and tall, 22 varying skin tones, 76 hair styles, 94 hair colours and 13 different eye colours.
Meanwhile, Ken dolls now come in four different body types, new hairstyles including a man bun and cornrows, 13 skin tones, 22 hair colours, including its first redheaded Ken, and nine eye colours, so girls and boys of all ages can find a doll that represents them within the collection.