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Glow NZ Made - All the details

We’ve pulled the pin on our usual pre-sales for NZ Made. Not just for this collection, but going forward. There’s lots of hats (or leggings) to wear when running a small biz, and this small change is gonna make a big difference for us. What’s better than pre-sales? Joining our email crew (right here) Word on the street is you *might*  get new collection access a teeny bit sooner. Wink wink, nudge nudge.  Custom size orders aren’t going anywhere. Because every bod in our prints ...

October 14, 2021

Artist Collection Winner: Stephen Maddock

Drawing and creating is as natural to Steve as taking a breath. Having been raised in Wainuiomata by his parents Joan and David, it seems like being a hands-on artist in the world of tattoo was a natural outlet for his creativity. Joan always tinkered with art and had art supplies for her kids. Both Steve and his brother, Antony (running Smart Arts in Lower Hutt), have followed artistic professions. His sister Monique also was artistic with sewing and craft work as well as supporting her brother...

October 6, 2021

7 years, no itch, but plenty of learnings

It’s not often you get to wish a woman in her 30’s ‘Happy 7th Birthday’ (unless she’s born on a leap year). It’s a pretty unusual feeling. With that in mind, I’ve decided to share my top seven things that I’ve learned about running a small business here in Aotearoa.   Lesson 1: You are NOT your business. For so long I tied my self-identity to the success of my business. We all know that connecting our self worth to anything external to ourselves is a losing game. B...

September 23, 2021

Glow Collection - shining your way soon

Alright Zeenya friends, we need to give you a bit of an update. Promise to make it short and sweet.  Our Glow Sport Range collection will now be launched to the public on Wednesday 22nd of Sept at 8am. Why? Well, we were hopeful that the final two boxes of stock that we're missing might have arrived by tomorrow. Sadly, this isn't going to be the case.  In fact, it's pretty likely at this stage we will be missing one box of stock completely and while it's not zero, the chances of it act...

September 16, 2021

Inspiring Human: Lissy Robinson-Cole

Lissy Robinson-Cole believes in joy. From the tip of her toes, to her heart and out into the world through the energy and aroha she creates. This woman is the embodiment of colour and connection. If we hadn’t met her before we started Zeenya, she sure would have inspired us to do so.  An Auckland gal through and through, Lissy grew up in Mount Eden. She’s a real city lover and couldn’t ever imagine living life in small town NZ. She loves the lights and hubbub of bigger cities and Auck...

September 7, 2021

Artist Collection Finalist: Paitangi Ostick

Paitangi is a multi medium artist living in Paihia in the stunning Bay of Islands. Her journey to connect with her māoritanga began as a teenager as she became more curious about her Maori heritage. Always creative from an early age, she has been self taught initially. As a young single mother her artwork evolved from being a hobby to much needed income for her whanau.  As she has evolved, so have the ways she creates. Her skills now include painting, weaving korowai, carving bone, stone, ...

September 3, 2021

Artist Collection Finalist: Eden Te Puni

Perth based Artist Eden Te Puni is the wahine behind the prints and artwork at Puawai Creative. An interior designer by trade, Eden’s current work is a celebration of womanhood, Mother Nature and her own personal growth. A proud Maori wahine and mother of two daughters, she feels as though everything in her life has led her to be creative, including the birth of her children. By tuning into her heart, she’s tapped into the knowledge of connection through art. She is driven to create, to brin...

September 2, 2021

Artist Collection Finalist: Jana Patete

A strong sense of self and of her whakapapa, creativity was always encouraged and celebrated in Jana’s home. Kaupapa Maori strongly influences her work and continues to do so. Jana is currently studying in her second year of a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts with Honours at Massey University in Wellington.  Her inspiration flows from her surroundings and whanau which means the work she creates is deeply personal. The design she created for her submission for the Artist Collection is a tribut...

September 1, 2021

Artist Collection Finalist: Lissy Cole

Lissy is an Auckland based artist who has always created from her wildest imagination. Heavily influenced by her father, renowned fashion designer Colin Cole, she’s spent her life around textiles and fashion. Her current passion is crochet and you’ll find her works typically done in bright neon colours bringing joy and happiness to the spaces they fill. Her inspiration comes from within and her connection to her tūpuna. She feels as though she is the vessel for her creativity which flows th...

August 31, 2021

Artist Collection Finalist: Lyndy Wilson

Always starting from a wash of colour, Lyndy’s work is inspired by her natural environment. Living in Ngāruawāhia she is surrounded by it. From the flowing Waikato and Waipa rivers to the ever changing Hakariamata ranges, Lyndy’s bright work is an extension of her way of living. She creates layer upon layer, getting lost in the joy of the moment being guided by her instinct.  She grew up surrounded by her talented whānau. Both her Great Grandfather and Uncles were whakairo artists (c...

August 10, 2021

Colour in the Cold - Wrap up

Ok, so upon greater reflection, it's fair to say that perhaps July was a little bit later than necessary for Colour in the Cold 2021. We promise next year, we'll put it back to June!  Our Zeenya community are a bunch of legends, with 42 people registered to take part all around New Zealand, we knew it was going to be a fun day on the 18th of July.  With the help of our fans and amazing Ambassadors we had groups take a dip in cold water to help us raise much needed funds for Variety - t...

August 10, 2021

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...

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