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Ten-year-old girl bullied about her size designs clothes for New York Fashion Week

The line caters for children and adults.

A TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL in New York has designed a plus-size clothing line that has featured in the city’s prestigious fashion week.

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Egypt Ufele, who goes by Ify, was bullied at school about her size.

She told Today: “I was bullied and they called me all kinds of names.”

Her grandmother, Nellie Rembert, said Ify started by making clothes for dolls before sketching and sewing designs for children and adults.

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Ify said he clothing line, Chubiline, is about “bringing Africa to America, one design at a time”.

“I turned negative attention into positive attention.”

Preston Walker, owner and founder of Small Boutique Fashion, said: ”When I see her line, I see a future in the fashion industry.”

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