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As tempting as it is to have our clothing made overseas and increase profit we believe the genuine product of made in New Zealand is what we Aim to keep as I believe having it made off shore losses that true Genuine New Zealand identity when using our native designs.We have talented machinist in this country as rare as they are who need support in such a dying Art in sewing skills and Kiwis alike who need home based jobs in this Country in which Im in great support off.
Even Tough our Raw materials come from off shore including Digitaly printed fabrics alike we aim to keep construction in our own country.When you buy a Whetui product you are buying something made / printed in this Country
contrary to this you are buying a copy as we have had in the past,clothing shipped in from China using our designs.
please let us know if you do
The Lord bless and warm wises
Inspiration for me comes from life itself. Elements of Colour, Silhouettes, visual aspects, time & age, textiles, cultural diversities & most of all a fusion of Contemporary Composition that add that New Zealand only touch to my collections.
My work carries that unique New Zealand flavour , a reminder of home sweet home.
“Aotearoa-Island of the long white cloud,the land of plenty.”
“ Fashion a timeless expression of the mind.”
I have worked in the clothing industry for 27 years working in various fashion houses ,cutting & sample rooms working on costumes for the NZ film industy and even as the cuppa tea maker. I believe you must be prepared to do the hard yards in this industry and along the way you will carefully but slowly begin to learn the trade from Others along your journey.I come From the Bay Of plenty from a small town call Kawerau where I grew Up for 18 years of my life.Kawerau is always Home sweet home for me and I have many wonderful child hood memories there.My whanau are of Ngati Porou Ngati Awa and Te Arawa.
“When you wear my clothing you take a peice of home where ever you go “
Raewyn Tumaki fashion designer.
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To all my many clients over the years both in New Zealand and Australia whom
have supported my brand and kept me in business thank you all for believing in my mahi
Cherrilee Fulle (Professional Vocalist)
Cherrilee is wearing a one off designer gown created for her for the World cup Rugby leauge in Australia