Āpiti literally means 'as well as' or 'in addition to', and this is exactly what we hope these will be!
A beautifully soft sarong that can double as a scarf, a shawl, a suncover, a head cover, a head scarf, and anything else your imagination can conceive!
Our intention is to create pieces that are season-less, timeless, non-'fashion', practical work-horses for your wardrobe that you can wear and love, on-repeat, forever!
These are printed onto 100% organic-certified, fairly-traded cotton that has been printed using a technique which means the designs are double sided. 100cm x 200cm to accommodate every figure and configuration. They're light, and breezy and luxuriously smooth.
Aho Kāinga celebrates our unique style, ethic and cultural identity in Aotearoa.
Weaving together ideas of whakapapa (geneology), kaupapa Māori (a Māori worldview) and distinctive New Zealand aesthetics, into pieces that are not only beautiful and practical, but can honour and empower our cultural identity and the inheritance of our tamariki.
The designs are inspired by te taiao (natural environment), whakataukī (proverbs), whakairo (customary carving) and kōwhaiwhai (customary paintings).