About Us

We strive to serve those with a need to chew & pride ourselves on helping you find the right chew for your needs.

Our Vision

We want to spread the word that SPD does not mean alienation, that difference is not an oddity – it makes us unique. We recognize that this is not always easy, it is a bumpy road having a disability. Our goal is to support that journey, smash through glass ceilings, get out in the open those things that are unspoken. We aim to spread the word that different is positive.

Our Products

Jenny & Stuart started the journey way back in 2010 in Scotland when Chewigem found them. Having originally launched as a baby product, it became apparent that the need for quality products in the sensory world was much in demand.  Chewigem now has years of experience in designing, adapting and creating a range of chewing, fidget and sensory aids for children and adults.  The Chewigem brand operates under parent company Gemious.

Carla & Linda started operating Chewigem Canada in 2015 after Carla was searching for high quality chewelry. We  had lots of chats with Jenny who was looking to expand into Canada at the time, and she chose us!!

Yes, we sell products, but we aim to have Chewigem synonymous with more than just our exceptional sensory products. With our ever-expanding group of private members we are connecting like-minded individuals for peer support and an ever expanding sense of community. By bringing together experts related to the Chewigem mission, we provide top quality content and support for your sensory needs beyond that of chewing.

Our Team

Meet the team behind Chewigem

Carla Dayholos

Carla Dayholos

Co-Owner - ChewigemCanada

1/2 of the team that owns Chewigem Canada Manages the inventory, shipping, customer care and much more!! She will be the one that you connect with on IG, by email or by phone. Working as an educational assistant and a mom to an awesome autistic gives me lots of insight into sensory needs!

Linda Senderewich

Linda Senderewich

Co-owner - Chewigem Canada

1/2 of the team that owns Chewigem Canada. Linda is behind the scenes, analyzing the day to day operations of Chewigem Canada. She is a graphics whiz and and IT specialist whose talents are invaluable.

Jenny McLaughlan

Jenny McLaughlan

CEO - Gemious

Jenny resides in Scotland and is the creator of Chewigem under the Gemious Business. Likes to think she is the one with all the ideas but secretly admits "The Hubster" also has the odd moment of clarity and genius! The brains behind the operation!

Stuart McLaughlan

Stuart McLaughlan

COO - Gemious

Stuart manages the main warehouse in Scotland. Calls himself COO - Operations i.e. manages all our stock and makes sure we don't run out! He is also the voice of reason, who puts the brakes on our spending.. we have more ideas than time and money! Also a fantastic artist who sketches our ideas for sampling.

Lorraine Young

Lorraine Young

Brand Manager - Gemious

Based in England, Lorraine is Chewigem Brand Manager. Lorraine is the person that you will most likely chat with on messenger - whether you're from Canada, UK, US or Europe

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