Everything is now made in house by Havilah herself. Why? By having everything made in house, there are no minimums and no surcharge fees per a garment cutting down the overall price our customers pay and it means we can have less stock on hand meaning nothing goes to waste.
For larger numbers in stock I get a limited run of garments made through the lovely Iona of Umsiko. All Machinists sew from their homes and get paid above the New Zealand Minimum Wage. There's nothing like supporting local and helping our industry grow and we couldn't be happier that Iona from Umsiko decided to take us on as a client.
Founded by Iona Woolgrove in 2015, Umsiko is a New Zealand owned and operated fashion manufacturing house. We provide New Zealand's fashion industry with quality design and manufacturing from our production head-quarters in central Wellington.
In 2020 Umsiko produced the below -