Our Story

Hello new friends and welcome to Jayla's Heirlooms! I'm Cole and Jayla is my 5 year old doll of a daughter. 

Jayla’s Heirlooms was born out of frustration. Back in 2016 when I was pregnant with my first daughter Jayla, I knew I wanted a doll that I never had. I grew up in a multi-cultural family, my mom is Latina of Puerto Rican heritage and my father African American (both are from Harlem NYC.) I realized I didn’t have toys during my childhood that I ever felt really looked like me. I knew by the time I had a child of my own, things had to be different! And they were to a certain extent… But almost to me, just doesn’t count.

Sometimes in life you have to create the space you wished existed. So that’s what Jayla & I are doing together now! Its not easy making space for what you feel should already exist. But we’re up for the challenge. Our mission is to create handcrafted, timeless, & diverse dolls because we believe every child deserves to feel represented.That’s really what we’re here to do. For now & the next generation. So glad to have you on this journey with us!

Xoxo Jayla & Cole