Chamiah Dewey Fashion was Founded by Chamiah Dewey, (a 22 year old at the time, Fashion Student at London College of Fashion) in 2021.
Lots of people are intruiged as to why Chamiah, an average-height woman would start a clothing brand for short stature people…
In 2018, Chamiah met and worked alongside a young person with Dwarfism on a youth program. During this time, Chamiah learnt so much about Achondroplasia, the most common form of Dwarfism; she learnt about it’s challenges, daily set-backs, but also the resilience it built within the short stature community.
After this encounter, a huge impression was set upon Chamiah’s mind, she knew that she wanted to explore creating clothing for short stature people. After much research and multiple university projects later, she learnt that there wasn’t much out there for people with Dwarfism or short stature - especially if they wanted to feel stylish and timeless…
That’s why, in 2020, Chamiah began to develop the brand. Starting with a measurement audit sent out to lots of women with Dwarfism; this lead her on to develop the World’s First Tailors Dummy in the form of a women with Achondroplasia - monumental in aiding the development of the womenswear.
Then the sampling began… Months of developing and fit testing, back and fourth with manufacturers and models to get the clothing perfect for launch.
In the meantime, Chamiah developed the Fashion Template Books, inspired by conversations with disabled women who expressed the feeling of not fitting-in to the fashion industry or feeling seen by it: a couple of people attributed this to not seeing themselves represented in the media, magazines, and fashion books… so Chamiah made them!
If you have more questions about our story, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
We’re about to get even better…
We are thrilled to re-introduce you to the world's first clothing brand designed exclusively for short stature people under 150cm. Our journey began in 2020, with a mission to create clothing that catered specifically to women with dwarfism. However, our experience at London Fashion Week in September 2022 opened our eyes to the fact that many other short stature individuals felt left out by the fashion industry as well. That pivotal moment ignited our determination to relaunch our brand and extend our reach to serve all short stature people, irrespective of gender or specific condition.
We recognize that short stature encompasses a wide spectrum of individuals, including those with conditions such as dwarfism, Down syndrome, SMA, brittle bone, cerebral palsy, growth hormone deficiency, as well as those who are naturally smaller in stature. Our relaunch will be a testament to our commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that no one is left behind. With a brand new, more inclusive size chart, we will cater to UK sizes 6-24 / XS to XL, approximately. But our dedication to inclusivity doesn't stop there – we have plans to further expand our size range in the near future, because we firmly believe that everyone deserves access to clothing that makes them look and feel amazing.
In our new range, you can expect to find garments that are thoughtfully designed with different sleeve and leg lengths, tailored to perfectly fit individuals ranging from 3 feet to 5 feet tall. We understand the challenges that short stature people face when it comes to finding clothes that truly suit their unique proportions. That's why we're committed to providing solutions that prioritize both style and functionality. Additionally, we are excited to announce that we will be focusing on creating stylish shoes specifically designed for smaller feet, because we believe that every detail counts when it comes to feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Timeless designs lie at the heart of our brand. We want our clothing to be more than just a fleeting trend; we want it to be a staple in your wardrobe, reflecting your individuality and defying the limitations that the fashion industry has imposed on short stature individuals. By using eco-conscious materials and adhering to ethical production practices in Europe, we aim to minimize our environmental footprint while ensuring that our garments are of the highest quality.
We also want to address the unique needs of wheelchair users within our inclusive range. We understand that finding clothing that accommodates their seated position without compromising on style can be challenging. Therefore, our designs take these considerations into account, so that individuals who use wheelchairs can express their personal style effortlessly.
As we embark on this exciting journey, we want you to know that we are more than just a clothing brand. We are a community that embraces diversity, celebrates individuality, and empowers short stature people worldwide. We are currently in the process of raising the necessary investments to make our relaunch a resounding success, and we can't wait to share the outcome with you.
Together, let's create a world where short stature is not an obstacle, but a source of pride. Our aim is to become the most inclusive "petite" clothing brand on earth, offering a comprehensive range that truly represents the diverse beauty of our community. So, whether you identify as someone with dwarfism, Down syndrome, SMA, brittle bone, cerebral palsy, growth hormone deficiency, or simply as a person with smaller stature, we've got you covered.
Stay tuned for our relaunch, and join us in redefining what inclusive fashion truly means. We're here to provide you with the fashion choices you deserve – because your size should never limit your style. Together, let's embark on this incredible journey towards a more inclusive future.
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Are you looking for something made-to-measure?
Our founder Chamiah often takes on made-to-measure commissions and projects. We'd love to hear about your bespoke needs! Email email@example.com for more information.