Cocoa Cherry toys are unique handmade fabric dolls and toys made from locally produced 100% Shwe Shwe cotton fabrics. At Cocoa Cherry, toy making is our passion and we take joy and pride when creating each and every doll and animal. Our toys are made to be durable and of the highest quality, and they’re filled to the brim with imagination. They’re absolutely delightful!
In 2010, my daughter asked me for a doll that “looked like her”. I couldn’t find a brown-skinned ragdoll for my adopted daughter, a beautiful African girl, so I decided to make her a “Cocoa” doll. She loved it! And hence Cocoa Cherry was born. The Cocoa Cherry range has expanded over the years to include “Cocoa”, “Nia” and “Arwen” dolls, as well as the smaller “Nandi”, “Kezia” and “Rosalie” dolls. African animals are also part of the range – I revel in my African heritage.
The dolls and toys are made to the highest quality using 100% cotton Shwe Shwe fabrics which are made in South Africa. The fabrics have bright colours and beautiful, bold, eye catching designs, and they are durable too! Each Cocoa Cherry doll and toy is made with the utmost care and attention to detail, and to the highest quality. Each one is filled to the brim with love from Africa, bursting with endless imagination and adventures to be had by all who play with them!
This is my calling, giving me purpose to raise awareness of the lack of ethnic-appropriate dolls for darker skinned children to identify and play with. I also want to make people all over the world aware of beautiful multiracial, rainbow families. I believe that every child is a blessing and deserves our best efforts.
It is my privilege to be the proud mommy to four beautiful God-sent blessings. My children are the source of utmost joy in my life and my inspiration!
Cocoa Cherry, made with heart, the heart of Africa, through and through ™️
Liz Browne (Owner of Cocoa Cherry)