By Kyla Campbell-Kamariera
May 06, 2019

Mana Wahine Māori Businesses for Māmā’s Day

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Māmā’s Day is coming up on Saturday 12th of May and we’ve got you covered with cool gift ideas for your student budget. And if you’re a tightarse but still wanna show Māmā some love, most of these places have our trusty mate Laybuy! Nothing beats quality time though. So if you’re able to, go and spend some time with those special ladies in your life.

Aho Creative -
Aho develops fashion and lifestyle products that weave whakapapa, Māori culture and identity. The Aho Pepi Muslin wraps are TO. DIE. FOR and are sure to burst your ovaries. The Aho Kāinga printed linen range is perfect for all the creative Seamstress Māmā out there. Check out their online shop.

Taputapu Design -
Owned and operated by UoW student Nikki Kennedy, Taputapu’s mission is to normalise, preserve and teach Te Reo Māori through design. The addition of Taputapu’s homeware instantly transforms any home! AND if you wanna make sure Māmā’s got that hot bread and pihikete on your next trip home, the Parāoa tin set is the perfect hint! Have a titiro at Nikki’s other products online.

Nichola Te Kiri Contemporary Māori Designs -
Nichola Te Kiri incorporates Māori symbols and stories into the designs of her jewellery and clothing. Her jewellery range includes unique contemporary resin, wood, perspex and mixed media pieces bound to dolly up Māmā every time she puts them on. Find NZ stockists or purchase on their website.

Hana Tapiata quote cards -
A selection of Hana’s favourite quotes from her book Self-Awareness Doesn’t Begin With Self made into quote cards for decorative, inspirational purposes. You can purchase single quote cards or a 5 pack of cards. The cards are a5 sized and can be framed or whatever - up to you. You can find all quote cards and Hana’s book on their website.

Adrienne Whitewood -
Fusing fashion design and Indigenous Māori print, we are blessed with Adrienne Whitewood kākāhu and her store Ahu Boutique. Tees, jumpers, dresses, hats, rompers and jumpsuits, all in Māori designs; these pieces are honestly priceless! A bit more on the expenny side but hei aha - if you want to be the fave child you gotta do what you gotta do! Find the whole range online and just try to resist buying anything!

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