These unique dolls were made in collaboration with Selyn, an organization in Sri Lanka that manufactures handloom textiles and accessories. Designer Alexa Lixfeld worked with children in Sri Lanka and the dolls are based on drawings that they made that were then transferred to hand woven, 100% cotton fabrics, and printed with non-toxic dyes using fair trade standards. Part of the hope with the dolls is to promote the growth of the handloom industry and provide a sustainable livelihood to its members. The Vitrine is pleased to announce that the doll series won the 2010 Design Plus award at the Ambiente Design Fair in Berlin and they were nominated for the 2011 German Design Prize. The imesha doll was featured on the Swiss-Miss Blog.