About Us


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.
I hand make every item to order, and offer custom size / color at no extra cost .


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.
So when you order Tiny Dancer you’ll be able to select exactly which style, size and material you’re after, and it will be specifically made to order for you.