Branded NZ Korowai
A small whanau contemporary branded Korowai business operating out of Christchurch. Branded NZ Korowai ahve been working on developing their design systems and operations for over a year now and officially launched their Baby Korowai Range. They work with a specialist team to use high-quality embroidery thread as opposed to the standard wool-based taniko bands.
Please note: These are not traditional Korowai Tawhito that are hand-made with Whatu. Their taonga are created using New Zealand resourced materials and feathers and are machine-sewn to the highest possible standards.SKU: n/a
Chickpea Children’s Wear
Chickpea Children’s Wear is focussed on providing quality, timeless alternatives to mass production and fast fashion. Their garments aim to be enduring and easy to wear, using quality fabrics, notions and fastenings.
Garments are available for infants and toddlers up to age 5 years. All pieces are made to order using only natural, breathable fibres such as cotton and linen. Fabrics are pre-washed for shrinkage before construction.
Chickpea’s colour palette is inspired by nature and muted vintage tones. Many of the garment styles and colour options are unisex, in a purposeful step away from the typical ‘girls wear pink, boys wear blue’ gender norm.
This business is also conscious of the environment and is especially aware of the negative impacts made by the fashion and textile industry.SKU: n/a
Artwork, Clothing, Cultural, Jewellery, New Zealand & Maori
Mahi Toi is the home of high-quality, original, affordable paintings and art by Māori artist Spencer Bellas. Spencer has been running Mahi Toi for over a decade where he sells his own artwork.
In June 2019 Spencer opened a small store in Takapuna and now along with his work, he sells New Zealand made and designed products to supports 20+ New Zealand creatives.
Spencer also makes corporate bins and bags and caters to 30+ organisations nationwide.SKU: n/a
Cultural, Home décor, Knitting & weaving, New Zealand & Maori
Te Awhi Toi
Crystal from Te Awhi Toi makes handmade Māori art pieces including personalised korowai and harakeke (New Zealand flax) creations.
She only recently started so her product range is still expanding, and she can make items on request.
Some of her recent creations include raranga Harakeke Putiputi, Kete Timata, Kete Whiri, Kono.SKU: n/a