Hello, my name is Joanne and I was the founder of Tallgirls.co.uk. As a 6ft3″ women with a UK size 10 shoe I struggled to find clothing and footwear to fit. As a result, in my twenties I set up Nine to Elleven Footwear, a mail order company specialising in footwear in large sizes. When I started the company I knew nothing about shoes or clothes, but above all knew I wanted to change things for tall girls across the UK.
Over the years our customers kept asking for a clothing range and , consequently Tallgirls was born. I ran the company for 19 years, we had a great team, large warehouses and toured the country with Pop Up Shops. In 2018 I decided I would like to offer a platform to other independent retailers; men and women like myself that had set up their own brands and worked hard designing and sourcing clothing and footwear for tall people.
Even more new retailers are joining every month and I love being part of this growing community. I have a passion to bring as many tall brands together as possible so that we can all have more choice in our size. Our numbers certainly are growing and we already have one of the largest collections of shoes for tall women in Europe.