A groundbreaking clothing brand wins the Anjool Maldé Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2022

The Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust takes great pleasure in announcing its 2022 Awards – another extraordinary year of impressive achievements particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic which demanded considerable readjustments and changes for us all. 

The Trust, set up in 2010 as a legacy to Anjool Maldé (1984-2009), makes annual awards with prize money to a selection of UK’s talented best young individuals with a special edge to their achievements. 

The winner of the Anjool Maldé Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 which is supported by Localgiving is Chamiah Dewey (pictured right), the founder of the UK’s first clothing brand for people of short stature and/or Dwarfism. 

Speaking at the announcement, judge Tom Latchford, Chairman of the Localgiving Foundation stated: “I was so impressed by Chamiah's unique blend of creativity and social conscience. Her stunning fashion designs are already empowering an under-represented group to feel beautiful and dignified."

"With her men's collection due for release, and plenty of fashion shows and festivals on the horizon, the future looks bright for Chamiah Dewey Fashion, as well as the short stature people this brilliant business helps to celebrate", added Tom.

A delighted Chamiah ( @ChamiahDewey ) told us: “As social entrepreneurs, we often work alone, without much guidance or assistance, so to be recognised for my extensive work for the short stature community is what keeps me going! Until now, the short stature and Dwarfism community has been forgotten about and ignored by the fashion industry: we at Chamiah Dewey Fashion are here to change that, and with awards such as this one we are able to continue our work to improve social equality and produce positive representations of little people to the mainstream media. I am so thrilled to be awarded the Anjool Maldé Young Social Entrepreneur award 2022!”

Further awards were given to the Anjool Maldé Young Innovator of the Year, Mihir Seth, for his enterprise, Inspiritus Health, the Anjool Maldé Scholarship went to Weronika Galka (Jurisprudence, 2019), Solace Hussein (Engineering Science,  2018), Krzysztof Kropidlowski (PPE, 2019) and Abigail MacBain (Earth Sciences, 2019), the Anjool Maldé Photography Awards went to Debbie Todd (Fine Art) and John Mannick (Commercial Art), the Anjool Maldé Young Journalist of the Year was won by Yilin Cao, Fangzhou Yang, Ya Li for their Documentary 'The Gift Tree' and the Anjool Maldé Jazz Prize was taken home by Tom Potter a Jazz Drums player at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In another year of great achievements, all the judges extend their warmest congratulations to all the winners. In the words of one of our Judges, Maggie Dugan, “What an amazing collection of young entrepreneurs and innovators! What spirit!”. We thank all our friends, supporters, sponsors, co-hosts and judges, all of them doing so much for the Trust. A special thank you too to St Peter's College for hosting the excellent 10th Anniversary Event commemorating the Anjool Maldé Endowment at SPC Oxford.”

Learn more about the Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust and the other winners here and Chamiah Dewey Fashion here