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 Pēpi is the weaving together of whakapapa inspired design, sustainable materials and ethical production into pieces that are not only beautiful, practical and safe for Pēpi, but also contribute to protecting and nurturing the world they will one day inherit.
Our Aho Pēpi Muslin Wraps, designed in Aotearoa, are made from 100% organic, fair trade cotton.
In their production, we work with a team in India who practice kaitiakitanga (environmental stewardship), ensuring that the process is sustainable for both the whenua (land and environments) and the people who grow and sew the materials.
We use organic fabrics, non-toxic dyes and work with a team who practice fair trade.
The little things.
As they say, 'Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu', -although it is small, it is precious.
The Aho Iti collection is where we play with fun little add-ons. Mostly they're born out of an idea that we've been playing with in our own whānau, and thought you might be interested too. These are likely short term projects that will ebb and flow as we see how they go!
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).