We make clothing for you. All of our production takes place in our Hamilton, New Zealand work room/retail store with consideration of the people making it, the people wearing it and the world in which we live. Each KoiNo piece is made with careful consideration of the waste that will be produced, during both the production process and at the end of the garments’ life. Amanda draws on her pattern making expertise to incorporate zero and low waste strategies in the pattern and cutting processes. Our garments are made to be worn a lot, through designs that transcend seasons and trends, and quality materials and craftsmanship that lasts. All of our garments are made using natural fibres that will break down at the end of the garment life cycle.
We believe in buying less and buying well. Each KoiNo piece is made to order so that we only make product that is wanted. At one to two weeks, our turnaround time is longer than most fashion companies but we believe you are purchasing a garment mindfully, not after a quick fix.
We are plus size inclusive, with the standard size range spanning 2XS (NZ 8) to 4XL (NZ 26/28), see our size chart here. As all garments are made to order in house we have the ability to make to order any of our styles to specific measurements, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us in store at 312 Victoria St, Hamilton for any custom made queries.
I started KoiNo in 2017 as I found it difficult to find styles I like in my size that maintained the ethical values that I believe in. By working and teaching in the fashion industry I have been exposed to stories and facts about the industry that effected me enough to create this company that places emphasis on the welfare of people and the environment.
I live in Hamilton New Zealand and operate KoiNo out of our boutique retail store/studio at 312 Victoria St, Hamilton, currently making everything myself.
I spent a number of years away from Hamilton to study and work in Wellington but wanted to be closer to family and happened to get a great teaching job at Wintec in Hamilton, where I still pop in to teach throughout the semester time.