Developing the Smart Doll Pear Body has been a humbling and collaborative journey. We've been touched by the community's feedback, expressing how this representation makes them feel seen. While we acknowledge that one design can't capture the full spectrum of plus-sized bodies, this is a step towards challenging the slim body narrative, a narrative we've contributed to in the past.
Reflecting on this, I want to sincerely apologize for not introducing this body type sooner. Initially, our focus was narrow, centered on the slim body type. This journey, which began 9 years ago, was filled with production and quality challenges. As we improved our processes, the need for broader representation became clear. I regret the delay in embracing this diversity and appreciate your patience as we work towards inclusivity.
This venture wouldn't have been possible without the community's input and those who pushed back against this body type, sparking quicker development of this product. Your support in our goal to represent those often overlooked in the doll industry is invaluable.
Our new catchphrase, "Be Seen With Smart Doll," encapsulates our renewed mission. It reflects our commitment to creating products that resonate with those who have felt neglected by traditional doll manufacturers. This pivot from solely pursuing mainstream, profit-driven products represents our dedication to inclusivity.
We are focusing on crafting dolls that help individuals feel seen and valued, recognizing the diversity and uniqueness of our community. This phrase is more than a slogan; it's a promise to honor and celebrate the varied identities and experiences of our customers.