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Supporting local: NZ women-owned/operated businesses and the amazing products you can buy to show our economy some aroha

Supporting small businesses and our local economy has never been more important. If you’re looking to buy something new (for yourself or as a gift), check out this (non-exhaustive) list of some pretty amazing woman/women-owned and/or operated businesses right here in Aotearoa.


For exercise (activewear/swimwear)

●      CLIQUE fitness (activewear designed in NZ, mostly manufactured in China, their Clique Gen III Classic Compression tights are constructed using RECOFLEX™ certified fabric)

●      Cove Republic (swimwear designed and handmade in NZ, Luxe Eco Range made of recycled nylon/lycra made from discarded fishing nets)

●      Gemma Lee (swimwear and fashion wetsuits designed in NZ, manufactured in NZ/AUS, made using Geoprene, recycled PET, aqua glue, and ECONYL® Nylon LYCRA®)

●      Hine Collection (size inclusive activewear, designed in NZ/NZ-based company, no information on their website about manufacturing)

●      Rhind. (activewear designed and manufactured in Blenheim NZ)

●      TEN03 (activewear designed and manufactured in NZ using recycled PET)

●      Zeenya (brightly patterned activewear designed with their core range manufactured in NZ and sports range manufactured in Brazil, made using biodegradable Amini Sol Eco®)


For the bathroom

●      Aku (reusable menstrual products designed and manufactured in Leigh NZ from materials/packaging sourced from NZ businesses)

●      Aotearoad (products include vegan deodorant sticks, manufactured in NZ, using natural ingredients and compostable paper packaging)

●      The Block Dock (vertical soap dish and shampoo bar holder designed and manufactured in NZ)

●      dirty hippie (large range of eco-friendly products including shampoo/conditioner bars, soaps, deodorant, designed and manufactured in NZ from natural ingredients and near-zero-waste packaging)

●      Ultrella (vegan deodorant designed and manufactured in NZ using recycled PET in a carbon-neutral factory)


For staying warm this winter

●      Hand Knitting like Nana Used to (highly affordable hand knitted items made in New Zealand by a daughter and mother duo)

●      Knits N Knots (hand knitted items made in Invercargill NZ, using pure NZ wool)

●      Littlest Pip Knits (hand knitted items made in Christchurch NZ)


For jump-starting your own iso hobby (arts & crafts)

●      Awesomely Arapawa! (hand spun yarn from wool of rare Arapawa sheep, made in NZ)

●      For Dyeing Out Loud (hand dyed yarn, dyed in Napier, NZ)

●      Let them Knit (hand dyed NZ grown and spun wool and merino, made in NZ)

●      Miss Muffet’s Knits (handmade ceramic buttons, made in Mayfield NZ)

●      Nana-Cindy NZ (hand-dyed yarn, spinning fibre, knitting and crochet accessories, stocks many NZ made items)

●      Sheepish Designs NZ (yarn and knitted goods, hand-knitted in Gore NZ, yarn made from wool of NZ Romney sheep)

●      Zingaya Organic Fabrics (GOTS-certified organic knit fabrics, made in Europe)



For links to more products and services, check out the New Zealand Made Products Facebook page.


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