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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

Custom Size Orders - Whirlwind Collection

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 ...

March 4, 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

Custom Size Orders - Available now

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.  Available in our 5 NZ Made Aspire Collection prints! Sizing currently goes up to a 4XL, but if you're after an alternative please just let us know.  Custom orders are to be made before Sunday the 6th of October with payment received by the 7th. We anticipate to have these out to our happy customers early No...

October 1, 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

Custom Orders - Available now

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. Available in our 5 NZ Made Wild Collection prints! Sizing currently goes up to a 4XL, but if you're after an alternative please just let us know. Custom orders are to be made before Friday the 8th of June with payment received by the 10th. We anticipate to have these out to our happy customers early July.&nb...

June 4, 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...

April 26, 2019

The Good Moves Collaboration: Zeenya and Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation

Ever since we started Zeenya Clothing, we've wanted our company to be more than kick-arse activewear. Not only did we want to ensure we do our best ethically when producing our clothing but we wanted a way to pay it forward and give back in other ways. Enter: The Good Moves Collaboration. A partnership opportunity where we dedicate one of the beautiful prints in our New Zealand Made Collection to a chosen charitable organisation, raising profile and funds for an epic cause. We are extr...

April 14, 2019

Colour Connection: The brightest small town in New Zealand

Situated between Rotorua and Taupo lies the tight knit farming community of Reporoa.  Surrounded by mud pools and geysers, rolling farmland and lots of cows, its also the turnaround point for the Taupo Ironman, and a place where everybody knows your name. As an online company we take note where around the world we send a lot of orders. Around 6 months ago we noticed the number of leggings being sent to Reporoa go through the roof. This is in many ways due to having one of our beautiful Amba...

April 1, 2019

Facing your fears head on

When the Zeenya Clothing crew put the call out for team members for the Spirited Women Adventure race I thought, oh yeah, sign me up! It sounded like a whole lot of fun! The adventure race is a mixture of running, mountain biking, kayaking and some extra mystery challenges thrown in. You compete the course as a team of four and navigate from the map provided, while clipping off a race card at all the check points along the way. There are no marshals out there except at transitions, no ...

March 26, 2019

Inspiring Human: Miranda Clark

You know that old saying, if you want something done give it to a busy person? Well it might just be that this months Inspiring Human would be the woman you'd want to call.  Miranda Clark is a Wellington born but Tauranga bred event enthusiast, self employed, family woman who is well known in the area for her welcoming laugh and warm personality. We came to meet Miranda through her involvement in the women's health movement in Tauranga and are one of her supporters of her amazing group...

March 6, 2019

Behind the Colour: How to name prints like a boss

Have you ever wondered where we come up with our print names from? Possibly for those who are new to Zeenya, they might not make a lot of sense. But we definitely have a lot of fun naming them.  You'll be aware that all our prints are limited edition right? So once they're gone, they're, well... gone. The names give us great memories to recall them by.  In each collection we will have between 5 and 9 new prints and with some fabric coming straight to New Zealand from Brazil, it me...

March 1, 2019

Our Place Pop Up + VIP Night

We're celebrating the launch of our Adventure Collection by hosting a Pop-up Shop at Our Place in Tauranga from the 12th to the 17th of February. This boutique container style shopping area is just too cool to pass by.  We will have our full range out in its colourful glory - from skirts to running leggings, crops to capri. Our friendly team will be there to help you with getting the perfect pair. Whether you're a runner, walker, dancer or everyday activewearer - there's a beautiful unique ...

February 6, 2019

Inspiring Human: Maree Leith

Sometimes life just shakes us up. It's not always pleasant but it does push us in new directions. Whangaparaoa local, dog lover and mother of three, Maree Leith is the proud owner of Go Run Girls, her company which inspires and motivates women to get running. Running hasn't always been her thing or been easy. But like all hard things in life they can lead us to our biggest moments of joy.  Maree's kick came at a time when she was working through becoming a Mum again after the birth of her y...

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