As a teenager I started making my own clothes, experimenting with velvets and tartans and lace. I would go to my dad’s factory on a Saturday morning and sell fabric by the metre to passers-by then bring home offcuts and spend the next few hours making my outfit for Saturday night.
As an adult, and when my daughters came along, I ventured into interiors and home décor. Choosing fabrics that don’t harm the environment is important to me, so I choose natural fibres where I can and only use compostable packaging. I also hope to bring back this industry to New Zealand and reduce the reliance on imported products. I have a bit of an obsession with colour and pattern. Whether it is fabric, paint, makeup, or hair, I have never wanted to blend into the background. You only live once, Be Bold!