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Inspiring Human - Maria Amos

Christchurch based runner and business owner Maria Amos has a pretty adventurous soul. Over the past four years though, things have had to slow down for her after a snowboarding accident at Mt Hutt. She’s slowly returning to running but the journey hasn’t been straight forward.  Maria was born in Tauranga, living the beach lifestyle for a few years before her parents moved her and her younger sister to Great Barrier Island. They had a great childhood on the island, always surrounded by ...

August 3, 2021

Inspiring Human - Lisa McArthur

Meet Lisa. She’s the oldest of 3 children, with a younger sister and brother. She’s also the eldest of 4, with two older brothers and one younger brother. And she’s also the 2nd eldest of 4, with an older sister and a younger brother and sister. She’s got a mother and 2 mums. And 2 dads. Plus a swag of aunties and uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. She’s lived a life that’s traveled many roads. A life that’s taught her about family loyalty, the importance of supporting each ot...

July 5, 2021

Inspiring Human - Charmayne Johnstone

Charmayne tells us that by leading an active life, regardless of age, she’s setting an example to her family, especially her 10 (almost 11) grandchildren and friends. But Charmayne - as an accomplished swimmer, triathlete and ironman you’re not only setting an example but you’re an absolute inspiration to us all. Born in Auckland, 1952. Charmayne, along with her 2 younger brothers, had a happy childhood. Doing all the normal things that children did in those days - playing outside until da...

July 2, 2021

Amplify NZ Made Styles

It's not long to go now before we get 5 new prints in our New Zealand Made styles.  So before they go live, we'll give you a little run down.  Our NZ Made prints come in 5 different styles. You've got Full Length, Capri (mid calf), Shorts (mid thigh) and two styles of crops (Weave and Racer).  It's important to note that two of the prints - Harmonia and Resplendor are recommended that you go up a size from your usual to help with the fabric stretch. We highly recommend nude, ...

June 9, 2021

Artist Collection 2021 - Calling Māori Artists & Designers!

Submissions are opening on the 19th of May for a commissioned print to go into our first ever Artist Collection! We're stoked to be doing something to help amplify the stories and artwork of indigenous New Zealanders through our amazing network of cool humans. There are two artists already selected to be part of this, Otis Frizzell and Diya Dasgupta. And the third will be a commission by submission piece from a Māori artist or designer. Once submissions close, we'll be selecting ...

May 9, 2021

Inspiring Human - Vanessa Gopperth

How does a DNF taste? Sweeter than you'd expect. Meet Vanessa, our next Inspiring Human. This Christchurch based trail runner has a huge heart, for running, for empowering others and supporting them to acheive their goals. Vanessa is nearly always found in or around the Port Hills. As a child her Mum and Grandad took her and her siblings (Daniel, twin sister Monika and younger sister Natasha) on Sunday afternoon walks around Rapaki and Bridle Path. She has fond memories of drinking raro and...

March 31, 2021

Let's talk about skirts

It's time for a throw down about sport skirts.  A few years ago (2016) to be precise, we saw these amazing sport skirts when we were visiting clothing places in Brazil to get inspiration. Oh travel, remember that? I digress. We came across these super cute stretchy sport skirts with front pleats and undershorts. Immediately I knew this was something we should try and produce.  I think we're up to our 3rd version of edits to our original design now, so after a couple of years of consist...

March 29, 2021

Oxfam 100km Challenge - The wrap up

Team Go Run Girls, Jeanine, Maree, Katrina and Laurie set out on the 20th of March to conquer the ever amazing, Oxfam Trailwalker 100km Challenge. Raising money to help end global poverty. With all the teams combined this event raised over $1.14 million dollars toward this goal. An incredible united effort.  Below is the Team's race summary written by member Jeanine and recap from what was a challenging but enjoyable weekend.  ------------- This whole adventure started with a chat in o...

March 27, 2021

Spirited Women - Northland Wrap Up

March 12-14th saw Team Zeenya take to the Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race in stunning Northland. Where teams of 4 women trek, kayak and mountain bike while navigating a course in an epic location. All the while navigating to various checkpoints and an extra mystery activity. Here is Allysia's take on the whole day. -------I never used to be much into encouraging other women. Maybe it was the competitor in me, or maybe I just thought that I always needed to prove myself...

March 16, 2021

Chloe and Kim's Epic Adventures

Epilogue: Whilst training for Tarawera, Chloe and I met up a couple of times in Rotorua to do a few training runs through the Redwoods to get some kms under the belt and get familiar with the terrain. Two times out of three we got lost and ended up in places we shouldn’t, such as extremely overgrown horse tracks and, what we now know were illegal mountain bike trails. Post Tarawera we decided to catch up for another run, and so here begins the blog about our entertaining rambles. Adventure 1: ...

March 8, 2021

Go Run Girls - Oxfam Challenge

Here at Zeenya HQ, we're really stoked to have connections to so many epic female driven communities. One of those is Go Run Girls. Coach Maree won't be a stranger to many of you, you might have even read about her journey on our Inspiring Human blog or met her at one of many running events around New Zealand. When Maree reached out to see if we would support her team completing the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km Walk/Run event in Taranaki, we just had to say yes. They join hundreds of teams taking on ...

February 26, 2021

New Year Sale - FAQ's

We definitely don't do sales like this often/never! After losing some key events with the NZ Lockdown we've gone a little crazy about moving some items from our range.  Here's a few commonly asked questions  1. If my product isn't the right fit can I exchange it? Yes, but only if we still have the item in stock in the correct size. It can also be exchanged for another print in the same style if it was included in the sale. You must contact us via email hello@zeenya.co.nz as s...

December 29, 2020

Our Models

Celebrating the use of 'real women' in our marketing is starting to feel a bit weird to us. We've had some lovely comments and compliments for the 5 women who did our most recent indoor photoshoot for our Resolution Collection. And don't get me wrong, we do enjoy a pat on the back, but we're also feeling mild dispair that this is still something worthy of comment.  Please don't take this in a righteous way, or feel like you can't compliment these women, because after all we did choose them ...

December 10, 2020

Inspiring Human: Kathy Broadhead

Kathy is best found in her happy place, nature. Either during her own time moving her body or educating the next generation. Kathy lives her truest life by giving back to and connecting with the Earth. But it's not just about her, it's about sharing the gift of nature and helping children and adults develop the same appreciation. One of 5 girls growing up in Whanganui, Kathy enjoyed an outdoor childhood. Whether it was roaming the neighbourhood with her kid 'gang', on family trips where they wou...

December 10, 2020

Saying No to Black Friday

We've all heard the drill, Black Friday is one of the biggest sale days of the year globally. A rush to grab bargains, get those wish list items and maybe splash out on something you didn't know you needed until you saw it.  Here at Zeenya, we're say yeah, nah to Black Friday. Why?  1. We're sure you've noticed, but we don't do black *flicks hair*  2. We're into slow fashion, not mass consumption.  We believe that the world doesn't need more items brought and sold, ...

November 25, 2020

Saying yes to myself

A couple of weeks ago, Carolyn and I had a real chat. About mental health, taking care of ourselves and sadly, about her resigning from being part of our Ambassador team. She has been with us for years now, and while it will be weird not seeing her on our monthly calls, it was always her courage that led us to connect. Below she's shared with us all her reasons for leaving the crew and what this year has taught her about herself.  Thank you Caro for all your support and love, we are so prou...

November 15, 2020

We're popping up again this November!

Meeting everyone in person is just so much fun. We were going to wait until our events season early 2021 but can't resist a couple of cheeky pop up shops this November. This time around, we're hitting up Palmerston North and Hamilton. That's right, we're heading back to where it all began (Hamilton that is). We haven't seen you ladies in a while, so we can't wait for this event! Palmerston North - Thursday 19th 5:30pm to 8pm Venue: Manawatu Striders Club Rooms, Manawaroa Park ...

November 5, 2020

Inspiring Human: Cate Shave

How one person could write a simple introduction for Cate is beyond our abilities. Cate is the epitome of a Zeenya woman. Strong, determined, with a journey as colourful as her wardrobe.  Daughter of nomadic parents, Cate spent her early childhood living in a VW campervan with her parents, older brother and sister. Together they travelled around Europe, even as far out to East Berlin, Poland and Russia (which were still mostly closed border Eastern Bloc countries). If you bump into her, eit...

October 8, 2020

What's in a (print) name?

Some of you awesome followers may have seen our post in June which announced our 100th unique print. It's not the first time we called on our fans to help name our prints.  With our next NZ Made Range as part of the Gratitude Collection not too far away - we decided to share with you ALL of our previous print names, so when you're helping name one in future collections you can refer back here to see if we've already had it.  WARNING: print naming can be addictive and is best completed ...

August 2, 2020

Inspiring Human: Lisa Jansen

This coffee loving, vanlife living inspiring human is truly living her best life and exploring New Zealand on the way.  Originally from Germany, Lisa Jansen arrived in NZ to study. That was over 13 years ago now! Today, Lisa calls New Zealand her happy place. It is where she found herself and her tribe, and like most people that live here, she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.  Moving to New Zealand was a catalyst for change for Lisa. As someone who was not very active ...

July 27, 2020

Brighten Up Winter - Strong Woman Challenge

We've teamed up with our ambassador Sarah from Strong Woman, to bring you the Brighten Up Winter 6 week challenge. Kicking off 20th July, stay on track with your health and fitness through the Winter months and be in to win $600 worth of our bright & colourful Zeenya leggings!  Awesome!   This challenge is available to all Strong Woman members - Free 14 day trial, no contracts, cancel any time. Join the online Strong Woman community to access workouts, nutritious recipes, motivati...

July 13, 2020

Spirited Women 2021 - Let's do it!

We reckon the Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race is right up your alley!?! An event where teams of four women navigate (side by side) a secret course by foot, mountain bike, and kayak (and a few surprise mystery activities along the way—where no prior experience is needed!) in the great outdoors. With a short, medium, and long-course adventure to choose from, and stable sit-on tandem kayaks provided for all teams, all levels of fitness and experience are welcomed. Entries are live...

July 8, 2020

Colour in the Cold - Jump back in

Colour in the Cold was a roaring success with people all over New Zealand getting dressed up in their brightest outfits and jumping into cold water. You might be wondering why? We'll, we decided after so many people rallied around to support NZ companies during the Covid-19 lockdown, it was time to pay it forward and support those less fortunate this winter. Chloe has her own tradition of swimming on the shortest day of the year, so this year it was time for others to join in, all to raise money...

June 22, 2020

Tauranga Pop-up Shop!

We love doing epic little Pop-up shops at Our Place in Tauranga. When they asked if we wanted to be part of their Artisan Series - happening every Fri/Sat in June, we just had to say yes! We'll be there 10am to 3pm Friday/Saturday the 26th and 27th of June.  Our Place is a fun, quirky and delicious container mall full of artisan traders and food truck style restaurants. With shared spaces and live music it's a fantastic venue for our city. As a result of Covid-19 the Tauranga City Coun...

June 10, 2020

Colour in the Cold Challenge

This June we're encouraging you to take on our Challenge - Colour in the Cold. On the 21st of June, the shortest day in New Zealand, we're getting dressed up in as much colour as possible and getting soggy all for a good cause. We're raising funds for Variety - the Children's Charity Winter Appeal which gets warm beds, bedding and other winter essentials to families in need. We're so proud to be bringing people together from all over NZ for this challenge. It's super easy to get i...

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