Welcome to our first Maker Monday blog!
Each Monday we will be posting up a bunch of questions answered by one of our lovely designers. So you can find out a little bit more about the designer behind the products we sell and you love!
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o YOUR NAME - Aroha Mckerrow o BUSINESS NAME - Promisedland
o HOW LONG HAS YOUR BUSINESS BEEN GOING?
o ARE YOU A LONE WOLF OR HAVE STAFF/HELPERS?
Lone wolf/master of many trades. With plenty of exceptionally helpful friends in photography, marketing and accounting etc. I do all the designing, developing and making prototypes. I have an amazing team in Vietnam who bring the designs to life. They are exceptionally skilled woman who have chosen to be tailors after having been rescued from some devastating circumstances.
o WHAT MAKES YOUR DESIGNS SPECIAL?
The printed silks are very unique and the attention to every step of the design. You will find that the we don’t skimp on anything. The fabrics are luxury, the fits are perfected and with French seaming they are finely finished.
o WHAT HELPS WHEN THE CREATIVE JUICE IS FEELING SLUGGISH?
If good coffee and tunes and don’t fix it, then a breath of fresh and a jog by the beach. My ideas are generally inspired by travels, different cultures, adventures, patterns, fabrics, art and nature.
o IS YOUR CREATIVE AREA A MESS/ORGANISED MESS/SUPER TIDY OR…..?
Organised mess for sure, while designing there are fabrics and pictures galore!
Always makes me feel great walking into other designer’s office and hearing the apologies on entry! I strive to get better at this!
o WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN/COLLECTION SO FAR & WHY?
The Stencil Dress from last year’s summer collection. Beautiful silk, feels gorgeous to wear. And is completely effortless if you need to go somewhere fancy and have minutes to get ready!
o DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE DESIGNING/CREATING?
Yeah, generally something with good beats and not to many lyrics.
o WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT FAVE ARTISTS/SONGS?
A lot of NZ artists, In Colour by Shapies is still a fav! I listen to a bit of instrumental hip hop and a lot of Christian tunes the new planet shakers & Arise Church Albums.
o PIZZA OR BURGER?
Pizza! My sister’s home made pizza.
o 3 THINGS IN YOUR BAG YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
Other than my wallet and phone I would have to say antipodes hand cream and lippy!
o ARE YOU A DESIGN LARK OR OWL?
Definitely an Owl, I love working at night, answering emails feels far more productive than watching TV, I feel like I get a head start for the following day!
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