girl with long hair posing behind blossoming flowers

Chromosome is a Canadian start-up brand that leverages fashion to build a culture of inclusion which supports and celebrates diversity. Chromosome uses style as a means to unearth the beauty of real human beings — in all our variations — as we remove outdated stigmas attached to disability, mental health, addictions, size & gender.


Stop Hiding

Q: Our Message in a Nutshell?

A: It’s time to design a world where everyone fits. If you fit in, then make room for those who don’t. If you’re different, stop hiding. Own it.


Q:What do we consider when creating our clothing?

A: Ethical and sustainable sourcing. We strive for consistency

 between our ideals and practices.

 Simplicity of style—not getting caught up in unnecessary size,         age, and gender stereotypes.

 Comfort and Sensory-Consciousness so that clothing isn’t                 irritating or restrictive to wear.


Q: What makes us more than an apparel brand?

A: Our messaging/advertising is driven by the desire for cultural           change;

 We provide education with respect for lived experience of                 neurodivergence, mental health, disability, addictions, and poverty;

 We provide a hub for resources and to build social capital for               people and communities whose value has been overlooked by       society and highlight inclusion changemakers;

 We offer space to marginalized (systemically excluded) people to   advertise as well as reach out for help from our website users;

 We remain on the lookout for ways to improve the lives of                 marginalized people/communities.


Q: Who Should Wear Our Clothes?

A:  Anyone interested in elevating fashion to foster more inclusive        communities:

  Proud Neurodivergent and Disabled people, including people with    mental health conditions and/or addictions;

  Allies—people who want to make room for different;

  People who want to feel good in their clothes without                          distraction of size, age, or gender expectations.

Chromosome branded apparel on rack. The word love written on poster nearby. A mannequin in front.