Tiny Dancer is a small independent Baby / Kids clothing label, founded in April 2020 by me, Nozomi Sakuma.
Every item is handmade in my small studio in Wellington.
I source and purchase all my fabrics locally in NZ.
A little bit about myself and why I started Tiny Dancer. My name is Nozomi Sakuma, I’m 33 years old and I moved to New Zealand from Japan 3 years ago. I’ve always been interested in fashion and have wanted to start my own clothing company since when I was 10 years old . After having my first child 1 year ago, I fell in love with making baby clothes. After working in the fashion industry in japan , Tokyo for 10 years and doing a range of things from retail, to being an overseas buyer for vintage stores, and even helping direct a runway show for Tokyo fashion week, I realized that the fashion industry can be quite wasteful. So my vision for my brand is to make individually tailored, high quality garments, rather than mass producing stock, as I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity.