Living overseas doesn’t mean you can’t support homegrown talent. themarketnz.com gives expats a whole new way to shop local. The online store tells the stories and sells the products of New Zealand’s cleverest creators. They’re all about helping kiwi talent be discovered by more people in more places, and making it easier for people to buy from them, at home and abroad.
Simulating a traditional market experience, themarketnz.com gives you the opportunity to virtually meet creators and find out what makes them worth supporting. Read their stories, peek into their creative space, learn about the processes, tools and people behind their products and ask them questions – from wherever your corner of the world may be.
With flat rate shipping to Australia, UK, Europe, US and Asia, themarketnz.com provides a unique opportunity for you to purchase a range of quality goods from small creative enterprises across New Zealand. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find online.
Bovine | Handmade leather accessories
Bovine handcrafts luxury leather bags using traditional techniques and machinery right here in Aotearoa.
Owner Arran Gemmell’s family has a long history in working with leather, and from a young age was taught the craft. Once Arran began to make leather bags for himself, demand grew.
Each design has a story. Bovine backpacks were made with the intention to be worn whilst riding a Harley. Their business style is grassroots, they are about family, friends, quality, style and of course leather.
Lou & Olly | 100% Merino Blankets
Lou & Olly is named after the affectionate nicknames for the owner’s two daughters Brooke Lucy and Olivia. Lou & Olly was born in a New Zealand nursery and made out of the desire to provide the owner’s babies with the softest, most comfortable bedding available. Each intricate design and product is proudly New Zealand made with pure, natural materials.
Owners Jane & Stephen Blakey seek inspiration for these blankets and their brand from their friends, other mums, old knitting books or pieces passed down from their own grandmothers. Each piece is made lovingly with the intention to be used for generations.
Posh Giraffe Publishing | Recipes from home – Food Worth Making
Posh Giraffe is a small, independent publishing company based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bestselling author Sam Mannering has the desire to rekindle a love of food in people. ‘Food Worth Making’ is about beautiful, simple food and fresh combinations of flavours, presented in a book to cherish. Together with art director and photographer Daniela Aebli, the pair compiled an eclectic collection of recipes from home and abroad, solidly presented in a linen-bound hardcover.
Explore more creators at www.themarketnz.com