FASHION: New Zealand made winter wool coats
Posted on May 14 2020
We are lucky enough to have our very own factory out the back of our Tannery store here in Christchurch. We have a team of 5 ladies who are busy designing, sewing and producing our very own Fashion Society collection.
Normally, we would be producing slink jackets to dispatch to the many tourist shops we wholesale too. But, with the borders shut due to Covid-19, that market has dried up. This has made us change what we're manufacturing to suit the New Zealand market.
So, during Level 4 lockdown, our two designers were busy creating two new wool coats and, when the factory reopened, it was straight into production.
The offcuts of the ‘Emily’ long wool coat and the ‘Rose’ shorter version have been created into matching face masks. The coats are available in camel, navy and black.
“With the inability to wholesale our normal coats we have had to put attention on garments we can predominately sell ourselves. Hopefully that will be enough to keep our factory alive and running,” says Chris.
The coats are available for pre-order now.