Arklu is delighted to announce that our one of our new product additions, Mia the Wildlife Photographer, was award both an Honourable Mention, and a Silver International Design Award!
Mia the Wildlife Photographer was created to reflect the brand's mission which is that childhood should be an inclusive place, where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability. Mia empowers children to become inspired by wildlife through her packaging elements, her appropriate clothing and her STEAM-focused accessories.
Mia wears a cochlear implant, which is part of her story rather than a focal point; as reflected in the Lottie chapter books. Mia is a collaboration with 'Toy Like Me' a UK non-profit who campaign for diversity in the toy-box and for better representation of disabilities so that differently abled children can see themselves reflected in the toys they play with.
Mia's comes with six photo-style collector cards, included in the doll box, which are inspired by real kids - nature photos submitted by children as part of an international photography competition to encourage fans to get involved in Mia's design.
Now in its 10th Year, the annual International Design Awards is in place to recognise and promote a range of wonderful designs, and to celebrate these achievements under a number of disciplines including Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and Product Design.
"A great product has the potential to be life changing. It can be simultaneously beautiful and innovative, useful and creative, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy. At the International Design Awards, we want to reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a product which will be used, valued and perhaps even loved by its target market."
Find out more about the International Design Awards here: https://idesignawards.com/
Find out more about Toy Like Me here: http://www.toylikeme.org/
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