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Egyptian woman with dwarfism creates country's first clothing line for people of short stature05:32

Egyptian woman with dwarfism creates country's first clothing line for people of short stature

Egypt, Menyet El-Nasr City
October 19, 2020 at 14:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

An Egyptian woman with dwarfism has created her country's first clothing line for people of short stature, as seen on Saturday in Menyet El-Nasr City, north-eastern Egypt.

The 20-year-old designer Nesma Yahia discussed her brand, dubbed 'Breeze,' and the inspiration behind it.

Yahia said she had found it difficult to find clothes that fit her properly when she was growing up, which inspired her to take matters into her own hands.

"When I was in middle school, I used to buy clothes from children's clothing stores, but the design was not suitable for my age, so I had to go the ladies' clothing stores and had to cut more than half of the fabric of what I bought to make it suitable for me, which was not successful eventually," Yahia explained.

"It caused me distress and a feeling that we are a marginalised group in society who does not have any of their needs met," said Yahia.

The young designer stressed that her fledgling brand was aiming to serve all members of the short statured community, making clothes for "both veiled and non-veiled women" as well as "clothes for men and clothes for all ages."

Egyptian woman with dwarfism creates country's first clothing line for people of short stature05:32
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An Egyptian woman with dwarfism has created her country's first clothing line for people of short stature, as seen on Saturday in Menyet El-Nasr City, north-eastern Egypt.

The 20-year-old designer Nesma Yahia discussed her brand, dubbed 'Breeze,' and the inspiration behind it.

Yahia said she had found it difficult to find clothes that fit her properly when she was growing up, which inspired her to take matters into her own hands.

"When I was in middle school, I used to buy clothes from children's clothing stores, but the design was not suitable for my age, so I had to go the ladies' clothing stores and had to cut more than half of the fabric of what I bought to make it suitable for me, which was not successful eventually," Yahia explained.

"It caused me distress and a feeling that we are a marginalised group in society who does not have any of their needs met," said Yahia.

The young designer stressed that her fledgling brand was aiming to serve all members of the short statured community, making clothes for "both veiled and non-veiled women" as well as "clothes for men and clothes for all ages."

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