Anya Ayoung Chee Shop

Designed by Anya | Made in Trinidad & Tobago

The Wee Pals Story

AboutAnya Ayoung Chee

It all began one day in 1988 when my then 5-year old son came home from school with a drawing of a red house. I fell in love with the drawing and asked Ben to draw another house on a large pocket-sized piece of white cotton-knit fabric. He did and I painted and decorated the red house, embroidered it onto an adult-sized white tee shirt, and Wee Pals was born! 

I started making these ‘night shirts’ for the children of family and friends, and by 1991, had registered the company and was selling at small markets. 1992 saw the opening of my first small retail shop in Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval, Trinidad, and soon afterwards, a kiosk in Long Circular Mall, Trinidad. 

Wee Pals diversified to become a family line offering a range of products from baby tee shirts and dresses to matching ones for Moms and Dads; to stationery, soft furnishings and even wooden puzzles and cookies. Many of the products were exported throughout the Caribbean islands but the pinnacle came when, in a collaboration, we produced a collection in Prato, Italy for a high end store in New York City. 

There were many forces at that time that made a local brand and branded retail experience untenable in Trinidad, and so ended a chapter in the history of Wee Pals. However today, with the wonderful and joyous new beginning of our grand children, I am once again jumping into the market. This time I expect more exciting things!
— Michele Jodhan, Director & Founder, Wee Pals

Anya Featured on BagLady Basics Blog!

PressAnya Ayoung Chee

BagLady Basics

featured an interview with me on their blog this week asking a bit about my style, my desire to create new avenues for people to achieve their dreams, and what I think of BagLady Basics designs! Here I am wearing their perfectly minimalist and effortless Cocoon T-Shirt Dress, while on a trip with Wyatt to the beautiful island of Curacao. Read more of the interview here and check out the Bag Lady Basics line on their website!

https://www.bagladybasics.com/travel-fasion-lifestyle/baglady-of-style-anya-ayoung-chee

Motherhood & Marriage.

Anya Ayoung Chee

I'm so thrilled to share about my journey though pregnancy, and the joy of marriage, while still navigating my identity as a woman with my sight set on continued independence in my career. Read more here at XX The Mag!

  Photo by Wyatt Gallery | Retouching by Caribbean Retouch   Bodywear by Laura Narayansingh | Headpiece by The Lost Tribe/Sheena Ali   Necklaces by Willow & Oak | Earrings by Sheena Ali   Makeup by Josanne Young Sing | Lashes by Babe Cave

Photo by Wyatt Gallery | Retouching by Caribbean Retouch
Bodywear by Laura Narayansingh | Headpiece by The Lost Tribe/Sheena Ali
Necklaces by Willow & Oak | Earrings by Sheena Ali
Makeup by Josanne Young Sing | Lashes by Babe Cave

Photo by Wyatt Gallery | Retouching by Caribbean Retouch Bodywear by Laura Narayansingh | Headpiece by The Lost Tribe/Sheena Ali Necklaces by Willow & Oak | Earrings by Sheena Ali Makeup by Josanne Young Sing | Lashes by Babe Cave

Anya Ayoung Chee - Limited Edition - Launches TODAY!

Anya Ayoung Chee

Hello world!

Following an extended break from designing and producing my own clothing line, I am excited to (finally) be back! I took some time off to rediscover my love for fashion, and to develop a business model that suits my (unique, maybe unusual) way of working; and one of course that creates value and consistency for you, my customers. Anya Ayoung Chee - Limited Edition aims to provide small quantities of each design I create, and regular access to new designs, as well as reimagined versions of pieces you already love. 

Thank you for continuing to support me and the journey I am on as a designer, entrepreneur, and most recently, an activist. There's lots more to tell you about what I did in the time I took away from designing, and all that I am planning for the future, so please stay tuned to this page for more. If you have any questions or have something to share, drop me a line at info@anyaayoungchee.com

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to catch each new design as it is released. The Limited Edition pieces won't last for long!