Their Stories

At Isle of Eden we celebrate independence and freedom of expression. Welcome to our journal where we are proud to highlight stories from inspirational New Zealanders doing it for themselves.

If you’d like to share your story, why not drop us a line at info@isleofeden.co.nz

Charli from Koha Apparel

Charli from Koha Apparel

Charli Cox saw a gap for access to quality clothing amongst the vulnerable community in New Zealand. Now with seven locations in and around Auckland, Charli's non-for profit, Koha Apparel, continues to fill...

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Penny from Penny Foggo Design

Penny from Penny Foggo Design

With an abundance of life experience and creative talents, all-round creative Penny Foggo somehow manages to balance her active life with her very own label, Penny Foggo Design. A former...

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Lizzie from Mane Project

Lizzie from Mane Project

Mane Project (an acronym for 'made at no expense') is the overarching passion project of New Zealand designer, Lizzie Turner. As suggested in the name, the multi-branded, environmentally and socially friendly...

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Johnny from Neat Places

Johnny from Neat Places

Highlighting the unique spots and stories of regions and cities across New Zealand, curated brand 'Neat Places' capture and create all their own content to produce an insightful and authentic...

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Caitlin from Caitlin Crisp

Caitlin from Caitlin Crisp

Initially creating one-off pieces and made to measure orders, Caitlin Crisp's namesake label has organically grown into a collection of timeless, easy to wear pieces that are sophisticated, fun and...

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Kirsty from Sawmill Brewery

Kirsty from Sawmill Brewery

Sawmill is a fiercely independent, New Zealand-owned brewery run by Kirsty and her partner Mike alongside their small and talented team in Matakana. Placing a strong focus on both excellent...

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Beks from Chaos and Harmony

Beks from Chaos and Harmony

A name reflecting both the contradictory nature of her designs and the underlying essence of life, Beks Anderson founded Chaos and Harmony to not only create beautiful shoes, but to...

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Erica from ReCreate

Erica from ReCreate

‘Transforming lives through fashion’, boutique fashion brand ReCreate emerged as an inspiring response to first-hand observation of the limited opportunities for employment for Women in Cambodia. With the generous support...

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Felicity from Wundaire

Felicity from Wundaire

Felicity Donaldson discovered her real passion (and talent) for clay work whilst making some pots for her houseplants in her K Road apartment. Now her whole life, Felicity has transformed...

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Liz from Found Store

Liz from Found Store

Welcoming a collection of uniquely beautiful, well-made and local pieces, Found Store celebrates everything different, collated by some equally one-of-a-kind ladies. Born from a shared love of second-hand and a perfect balance of...

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Elisha from Nisa

Elisha from Nisa

Once a Wellington lawyer with no fashion experience, Elisha Watson made the bold move to quit her day job and embrace her love for challenge on an inspiring venture to...

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