YNU Group Inc. was established in 2005 to create premium brands and services for a rapidly growing multi-racial, multi-ethnic and diverse market. Our Mission is to encourage dialogue so we can move beyond color for a more just and peaceful world that respects differences and our common global connection.
The MIXIS® Brand of products represents a kaleidoscopic fusion of races, ethnicities and cultures. Designed to celebrate the collective strengths, the blended beauty and the diverse perspectives, cultures and traditions of individuals of a mixed heritage.
MIXIS® Collectible Play Dolls
The MIXIS® Collection focus is on the blending and fusion of races, ethnicities and cultures, encouraging a dialogue between children and their families that explores the richness and diversity of their individual backgrounds.
MIXIS® First Edition Dolls have been delicately designed with varying skin tones, couture quality Japanese hair filament, realistically painted eyes and facial characteristics that reflect two or more ethnicities. Each doll features a naturally proportioned body and articulated body parts. These First Edition dolls, molded from a top weight quality vinyl, have been produced from our original mould and include a certificate of authenticity numbering 1-1000.
MIXIS® Limited Edition Sunshine Doll has been delicately designed with varying skin tones, couture quality Japanese hair filament, realistically painted eyes and facial characteristics that reflect two or more ethnicities. Each doll features a naturally proportioned body and articulated body parts. These Limited Edition dolls, molded from a top weight quality vinyl include a certificate of authenticity numbering 1-3000.
The first line of MIXIS® Culturally Inspired Clothing draws on influences from China, Japan, India and Central and North American. Each outfit draws inspiration from traditional, historical and modern fashion trends. (Doll not included)
Debbie Goodland: Founder & President YNU Group Inc.
Debbie Goodland has always carried with her an entrepreneurial spirit perfectly matched with her creative energy and appreciation for diverse cultures and traditions. The idea for developing multiracial, multi-cultural products, dolls and accessories came as Debbie noticed an obvious lack of products that meet the needs of today’s ethnically diverse market. Debbie wanted to create products that accurately resembled her family, and the growing population of multiracial children and families.
In fact, Debbie was born in Jamaica and is of African, Scottish, and English decent. She moved to the diverse landscape of Toronto, Canada at the age of eight and has lived there ever since. Growing up in downtown Toronto, she was not only exposed to children of varying backgrounds other then hers, but she was also able to develop wonderful and positive interracial relationships.
As her years in grade school continued, Debbie was exposed to the homes, foods, traditions, families and cultures of many of her friends. These friends included: Koreans, Hungarians, Chinese, Italian, multiracial, Scottish, English, Portuguese, Jewish, Finnish, Latin Americans, and other Caribbean Islands. This experience gave her an educational no institute could match.
“My home life also played an instrumental role in shaping my views and outlook on the world around me. My parents operated an open door policy, which enabled my siblings and me to welcome our friends into our world. They ate at our table, slept over and even went on vacation with us. Interacting with my friends, taught me how very similar we all are.”
As a multi-racial mother of four multi-racial children and the wife to a Scottish, Irish, English Canadian, Debbie knows first hand the importance and significance of these products in the marketplace. Debbie wants people to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of each culture and each other. MIXIS® products give families an opportunity to learn about a diverse mix of races, faces and places in the world around them.