From the Hills of Northern India, Dolls With A Soul…


Creating a series of high quality, child friendly dolls in support of Tibet’s unique culture has been the primary inspiration for Dolls4Tibet and remains the steadfast anchor of our ever-evolving project.
Pema is an 8-year-old Tibetan nomads’ girl and describes to us her life on the Tibetan plateau, her family’s journey to India and her new life in a Tibetan boarding school in exile.
We aim to create uniquely personalised dolls. To ensure this we create each doll after your purchase and give you the opportunity to exchange eye, skin, hair and dress with any other doll from the same category. Additionally, we can embroider any name of your choice on the back of the doll for just a small extra fee. Just email us at with your specifications.
So many animals coexist on our planet alongside humanity. It seems important to expose our children to their existence and thus enable them to live alongside each other in a respectful manner. With this in mind we are hand crafting sheep, yak, dogs and cats, perfect for role play. Each one is filled with material off cuts from our tailors and adorned with pure sheep wool from the Himalayan mountains.
Dolls4Tibet are unique creations by women who are Tibetan refugees and local Indian women living in Dharamsala in the Northern Indian Himalayas.

Our project aims to empower its artisans by training them in new skills and creating meaningful, income generating and enjoyable work opportunities within a homely and supportive environment. Additionally, we seek to preserve Tibet’s endangered culture with our personalized Tibetan and Steiner-inspired products.

The workshop is a small-scale, self sufficient, socially aware enterprise which abides by Fairtrade principles. Also, we aim to encourage cross-cultural understanding and social integration – an important aspect of refugee life.

Our dolls are exquisitely handcrafted and filled with pure Himalayan sheep wool. Since each doll develops its own distinctive personality, creating them becomes a delightful achievement for the maker, a unique toy for a child and a precious reminder of Tibet’s threatened identity.

‘Dolls4Tibet are not just gifts to those who receive, but also to us who make them.’