Through her work as textile artist and eco dyer, Karen Williamson of Nuku finds a spiritual connection to the land and its changing seasons. Using only natural resources, foraged from the local Kaipara landscape, Karen infuses prints of leaves, petals, seeds and bark into natural fibres to create a unique range of scarves, clothing and gifts. The name Nuku comes from te reo Māori, meaning earth. Karen lives in rural Kaiwaka and is building a sustainable lifestyle on a half-acre section with her husband, Luke.
Swimming strongly against the tide of fast fashion, Wainui maker Rachel Hindley of OneMe makes one of a kind, eco-friendly children’s clothing and soft toys from beautiful, high quality vintage and rescued fabrics and notions. She says she loves to make things that make you smile, and evoke a bit of nostalgia – and her sweet products certainly achieve that aim!
For Cate Mitchell, the creator behind Wanganui sustainable children’s clothing label Wilding Co., her business started with a desire to dress one special little person in clothes that were not only environmentally and ethically sustainable, but also let his personality shine through while he explored his world. Now she’s making her beautiful range of vintage-inspired Wilding organic clothing for newborns to age five.
There’s nothing like pure natural merino wool for warmth and comfort, especially for your wee ones. The talented husband and wife team of Wrapt in Merino specialise in gorgeous baby clothing, accessories and blankets using this gorgeous fibre, having first made them for their own baby.
We think these handcrafted baby hightop boxing boots by Finnbear are pretty gosh-darned cute.
Felt is delighted to host a gorgeous new range of children’s clothing from the Mini Hearts Club. These high quality, sweet yet beautifully simple, New Zealand made organic cotton and linen basics are the perfect fit for modern kids.
Sweet shoes for tiny toes from Baby’s Got Sole…
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