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The Best Clothing Brands Made in NZ

April 29, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Clothing Brands Made in NZ. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Re-Fresh Global

This product was recommended by Anat Ben Yosef from N/A

Re-Fresh Global, which offers both awareness and solutions in the field of sustainable fashion innovation. They can give your article a different point of view, on how to choose clothes that are more sustainable, will last longer and be healthier for the planet and in time, easier to recycle and reuse.


This product was recommended by Gill Jones from Life is a Picnic

Born in the hills and praised on the street, Huffer has firmly settled itself as an iconic streetwear brand inspired by innovation and style. Since 1997 Huffer has uniquely brought together fashion and functionality delivering seasonal collections through technical outerwear and print stories that graphically represent the brand. Huffer is the number one clothing brand out of New Zealand.

I Love Ugly

This product was recommended by Claire Jones from The Right Bra

I Love Ugly is a premium men’s streetwear brand based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Founded in 2008 by Valentin Ozich, ILU is now internationally recognised as a physical embodiment for the creative and aspirational man creating everyday product of sophisticated simplicity. I love Ugly is one of the best clothing brands in New Zealand.


This product was recommended by Derrick Hathaway from VEM-Medical

Allbirds is a New Zealand-based sustainable clothing and footwear company. It aspires to create the most comfortable garments and shoes in the world using natural materials. Ex-soccer star Tim Brown and renewables expert Joey Zwillinger launched the company in 2014. It has rapidly evolved from an internet shop to a big worldwide brand. Allbirds is currently a global brand that serves 35 countries and has 21 physical locations globally. It attempts to provide ecologically friendly clothing.


This product was recommended by Derrick Hathaway from VEM-Medical

Kathmandu is a New Zealand-based outdoor shop specializing in travel and adventure outdoor gear and equipment. It supports the ideals of product innovation and sustainability. Kathmandu produces a diverse assortment of inexpensive, ethical, and ecological clothing and equipment for the entire family. It has over 160 locations, including 45 in New Zealand and 115 in Australia. Kathmandu aims to reduce its environmental impact, from its clothing and gear to its buildings. It uses sustainable cotton, lyocell, and recycled polyester to lessen its environmental effect.

Maggie Marilyn

This product was recommended by Derrick Hathaway from VEM-Medical

Maggie Marilyn Hewitt, a New Zealand-based sustainable fashion designer, creates garments that enhance people’s lives in fashion supply chains and the life of our mother nature. The must-know designer develops fashionable outfits marked by her strong sense of luxury and unique point of view. She started her eponymous business to make a difference in the garment sector, which desperately needs reform. Maggie Marilyn is dedicated to utilizing fashion to improve the world. She is determined to make the fashion business more transparent, circular, regenerative, and inclusive.


This product was recommended by Melissa Terry from VEM Tooling

Ethically crafted in New Zealand, the Nisa underwear line includes briefs, bralettes, socks, and more made from organic cotton. The company sells garments designed and constructed in Wellington. Nisa aspires to empower women in the workplace from the ground up. Women of migrant and refugee backgrounds stitch their undergarments with care in a local studio.


This product was recommended by Irene Graham from Spylix

Kowtow is a New Zealand-based ethical fashion label that makes inexpensive, eco-friendly, natural, and timelessly chic garments using organic, renewable, and biodegradable fabrics. The label sews its unique fabrics with its weave, weight, thread, color, and designs to effect good change. Kowtow provides organic and sustainable dresses, jeans, sweaters, coats, and even pajamas for the modern woman.


This product was recommended by Irene Graham from Spylix

New Zealand’s sustainable fashion label ReCreate helps underprivileged women in Cambodia’s Dey Tmey find decent work. Basic clothing items from organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard are produced there. ReCreate’s mission is to improve the lives of the people who manufacture your clothes by bringing about change in the fashion industry. From its raw cotton procurement to its fabric and garments production, the company maintains a humane and environmentally responsible business model.


This product was recommended by Irene Graham from Spylix

New Zealand’s OVNA OVICH is a sustainable fashion company specializing in trend-free clothing focusing on social and environmental responsibility. Small-batch collections by OVNA OVICH are released often throughout the year. It is made in Aotearoa (New Zealand) using eco-friendly methods and only natural materials.

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