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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...

June 9, 2020

An update and a ruminate

I firstly want to acknowledge that the writing going forward is based off my own personal experience during this time. I know that there are others who have been unwell, had sick family, lost family members, lost their jobs or their businesses, who have cancelled or postponed important occasions and events, and generally been truly shaken by the experience of Level 4 lockdown. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by Covid-19 and it's fall out. There are so many of you.  The t...

May 11, 2020

Whirlwind NZ Made - Custom Order

We love making colour accessible for women of all shapes and sizes. Right now our order form is open for anyone wanting to get some Zeenya's in a size we're currently not stocking. Why do we do this? Firstly, we recognize that often there's not much choice out there for women wanting to exercise in beautiful clothing. We all have a right to feel good when we workout. Secondly, we only do this at the start of each collection because we're just not a big enough company to hold stock in a...

May 3, 2020

Life at Level 3

There's a few things we really need you to know about what's going down at Zeenya HQ under Level 3. We work with Courier Post to get your items out to you. They've asked all their customers to do their best not to put all packages out at once. This means that if you ordered during lockdown, your items may take up to a week to be shipped. The last thing we want to do is overload the service and items go missing. Once you've received your shipping notification, it may take a little ...

April 27, 2020

Mirror, mirror...

After joining us on the Great Zeenya Roadtrip - Health and Wellness Coach, Sarah Menlove witnessed first hand a few things. Women in general are cued to say negative things about their bodies. She even stopped the room at one point as everyone was busy pointing out their ‘flaws’ to get the ladies speaking in a more positive way about themselves. It became clear that we do this inherently, not really thinking about the why or how it makes us feel. So to delve a little deeper into this and way...

April 6, 2020

Sport Range vs. Core NZ Made Range

We love to pride ourselves in mixing up our manufacturing locations between New Zealand and Brazil. It's meant we can proudly hand our NZ Made hat on half of our range, well, not actually a hat, we don't make those (yet) but we can put it on our clothing tags at the very least.  One of our most common questions is what's the difference between the running capri or short and our usual capri and short. Straight up, 3 main things.  1. Pockets. If it says "Running" in front of the descript...

April 1, 2020

Super fans, sunshine and sing-a-longs

Taking Zeenya on the road to spread New Zealand with joy and colour has always been a dream of ours. And after 5 years in the making, we finally got down to the South Island for some rainbows and laughter.  Having set off on a sunny Friday we quickly established a van packing routine that got carefully refined over the 12 days. The routine involved Sarah (Menlove) leaving everything beside the van and Chloe going to town on Van-Tetris. Yes this is a thing, and yes she loves it. ...

February 26, 2020

Journey to Spirit: The Team

The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race is an event where women team up, train, and have an absolute blast of an adventure together, side by side all the way. We love this event and can’t wait to be there on race day to see all the women crushing their goals and having a brilliant adventure day out together.  Our Zeenya sponsored Team MAMA’s are getting ready to take on the adventure with the Medium Course at the Hawkes Bay event. We caught up with them to find out more...

January 28, 2020

The Great Zeenya Road Trip

The classic Kiwi summer roadie. It's infamous right? Windows down, wide open spaces and an ice-cream or two along the way.  For so long now we've wanted to hit the road in honour of colour and adventures to take Zeenya around the country and this February we're doing it.  With Sarah working hard at being a full time Mother-of-two beautiful babies, I (Chloe) have co-opted our lovely friend Sarah Menlove along for the ride. Together we're going to be spreading joy and fun around NZ and w...

January 20, 2020

Inspiring Human: Hazel Harrison

Hazel is an inspiring trail runner, using the solitude and peacefulness of running as her form of therapy. Born in Scotland Hazel came to New Zealand 7 years ago footloose and fancy-free, looking forward to exploring and meeting new people. That worked out perfectly for her as she met her partner Fran after just 6 weeks! Together they own a doggy daycare in Wellington, which gives Hazel the freedom to get out on the trails and run. Always involved in sports it wasn’t until Hazel join...

January 20, 2020

Inspiring Human: Lou Burton

It's not often you'll find this photographer in front of the camera. Usually found in her happy place in the ocean or up the Mount. A couple of weeks ago we sat down for a sunrise and a cuppa with Lou Burton to find out more about how this kind and generous woman ended up in New Zealand, her photography and passion for supporting people struggling with mental health. Lou's life has never been too far from a good adventure. Growing up in the small English town of Alton with her 3 older siblings....

November 6, 2019

Journey to Spirit: Introducing Team MAMA's

Meet Team MAMA's - Megan, Ainsley, Mel and Amie. These four women are doing the 2020 Hawkes Bay Spirited Women Adventure Race and we are lucky enough to be following their Journey to Spirit. We wanted to upgrade one team's experience for the event and Team MAMA's were the lucky winners! These ladies are based out of Hamilton and have been participating in the Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race for a couple of years now. For most of the team this will be their 3rd race together. The team...

November 3, 2019

Inspiring Human: Debra Brockelsby

If you've been on location with us for photo shoots or adventures, chances are we've pulled out one of our STOKEDNZ Towelies for a quick change. They're an extremely handy piece of kit to have for adventuring. Inspired by her own adventures, we sat down with owner and founder, Debra Brockelsby to share a bit more of her story.  Debra, or Debs as she's know to friends, has one of those incredibly infectious giggles. Her energy for life lights up the people around her. Commonly heard saying '...

August 27, 2019

It all started in Hamilton...

Wait... what? Hamilton? Like, Hamilton New Zealand?  Yes that's right. If we get technical, Zeenya Clothing started in Hamilton. That's where Sarah and I met. We were both working out of Sport Waikato, Sarah in Water Safety and me for Disability Sport. We sat on the same pod, had the odd coffee or lunch together, similar in age and lifestyle we became work friends.  Cue one winters morning. Sarah came into the office and asked me the question that changed my life. "Do you want to ...

August 22, 2019

Inspiring Human: Senka Radonich

What if we told you there was a way to try that thing you've secretly wanted to try for a really long time. Not a magic pill or a secret sauce but a rad community of like-minded women who could support you to get out and give that thing a go. Would you be in? Sounds like you've got no excuse now!  We are stoked to introduce to you our Inspiring Human and creator of this community, Senka Radonich. Owner of Adventure Girls. An epic company which brings women together to give those advent...

July 17, 2019

But colour isn't for me...

"I love your leggings but I just couldn't wear colour" - it's probably the most common reason we hear from people who aren't wearing Zeenya yet. And we mean yet. We've converted plenty of women on our journey so far. But there are some of us out there just haven't quite made the leap into colour yet.  We're here to say its ok, we understand. At some point in our lives someone told us that black was slimming. That it's better to hide our imperfections behind black than to put on colour and s...

June 17, 2019

Inspiring Human: Emily Searle

When we first asked Emily to be part of our Inspiring Human series - she was like almost everyone else we spoke to. Unassuming and believing that there are other women out there that should be featured well before her. So to describe her initially we'd call her humble, intelligent and caring. Meeting Emily is like meeting an old friend, she's warm, calming and never too far from a smile.  Growing up near Manchester, Emily had one of those childhoods we seem to only dream about now, close fr...

June 9, 2019

Wild Collection Launch Party + Fundraiser

Who doesn't love to party for a cause?  We are so excited to be hosting a Launch party for our latest Wild Collection that we've combined it as a fundraiser for Pinc & Steel who are our first partners for our Good Moves Collaboration.  The theme of the evening will (of course) be colour! We'll have drinks, delicious nibbles provided by The General and a showcase of our new collection on the runway. Our gorgeous models are our fans and Ambassadors who are putting themselves out of ...

May 14, 2019

Inspiring Human: Gina Buber

If you took the energy of a lightening bolt, added an Aussie accent and a dance studio to the mix you would get powerhouse and life enthusiast Gina Buber. From professional ballroom dancer to fitness guru, Gina spreads a life with passion to anyone she meets. We met Gina in Australia last year and it was clear from the beginning that at some stage we would collaborate together.  Gina's love of movement started at a very young age. Growing up in Sydney, she is the daughter of Ukrainian paren...

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