Talented and busy maker Samantha Jones lives in Wellington with her husband and two boys, and has a third baby boy on the way. Working two part-time jobs as well as raising her youngsters, she sews at night when the world is asleep. “My mum raised six girls on her own and taught us how to be resourceful – that’s for sure! All of my sisters are clever and can make cool things, and I would love to open up a little shop one day full of our family’s creations.”
We love this feather design women’s t-shirt from Sonja Tees, hand screen printed in gold ink onto a fitted, long-line navy tee. It’s available in sizes XS to 2XL, and Sonja also has it on khaki and mulberry t-shirts too. Fab!
Nana Sakaguchi of Hena Hena has a passion for giving vintage kimonos new lives and letting them shine again. Compared to designing and making clothes from new fabrics, upcycling these beautiful items needs a lot of extra work. However Nana believes this is a worthwhile task: to pass on the beauty of Japanese kimonos to future generations as wearable and useful items.
From unique accessories to handmade haute couture, Felt is a goldmine for style leaders and the fashion conscious, so if you’ve got a fashionista to buy for this Christmas, you’re in the right place! Take a look at what we’ve lined up on our all-Kiwi-made Gifts for Fashionistas runway this year…
Take a step back in time with this beautiful vintage-inspired cotton dress from The Frock Closet, inspired by a 1950s pattern. This fun and feminine dress is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe for a garden tea party, bridal shower, garden wedding, special picnic or any day you feel like it!
Aren’t these just so comfy looking? These gorgeous pants in upcycled fabrics are one of a kind, and with their 95-114cm waistband stretch they make awesome preggy pants
Be ready for warmer days with this comfortable, fifties style swimsuit by Annemiek Weterings of Swanwear…
Saisei means “reborn” in Japanese, and it’s a name which perfectly reflects Wellington maker Hana Yoshida’s work. Hana’s beautiful clothing and accessories were born from her grandmother’s collection of vintage kimono and they continue today with the vintage kimono and fabric she still sources from … Read more »
Max Jones of Honey Bird Leathercraft has a way with words as well as leather: “Perhaps every man comes to a point in his life when he looks around at what he has created for himself and is thus afforded an opportunity to really consider … Read more »
Oooh look! Summer’s here, so make sure you get to enjoy it with a gorgeous retro swimsuit from Swanwear…