Our business was started over 18 years ago by its founders Uttam and Clare Nepal
In 1994 Uttam and Clare began selling knitwear from Uttam's home country of Nepal in Camden Market, London. The fashion at the time for hand-made ethnic clothing made their collection increasingly popular towards the end of the 1990s and the brand enjoyed considerable growth. The company acquired a reputation for its vibrant colours, quirky prints attention to detail and quickly became globally recognised for its eye-catching womenswear, childrenswear and accessories.
The continuing growth and success led to the launch of Yumi and Uttam Boutique and then the introduction of younger sister labels, Mela Loves London and Iska which drew inspiration from London street style, combined with emerging trends, and offers a liberated collection that appeals to the style conscious consumer.