The Season of New Zealand Made Luxury Knitwear

New Zealanders have a unique story, we are passionate people, obsessed with nature and with locally made products. New Zealand fashion is no different, designers and consumers alike are enthusiastic about supporting New Zealand made products.   This season, as New Zealand rolls into colder months,… Read More

Traditional textiles influence the international fashion industry

Skilled textile craftsmanship and traditional artisanal makers are a huge part of the fashion industry. With specialised expertise, they manufacture fabrics and garments, create embellishments and historically have provided inspiration to designers all over the world. In every culture there are different traditional textile crafts and ways of making that are… Read More

Technology leads us to the future of the fashion industry

We are always inspired and astounded at the constant development of technology moving the fashion industry into a more efficient and creative future. Refining and developing manufacturing processes allows designers limitless possibility. The ever growing digital world opens up new opportunities, both in the creative process and the way we… Read More

The evolution, spectacle and future of the fashion show

The fashion show has come a long way since its humble beginnings in European hotels and ateliers, where designers hosted exclusive viewings for the fashion elite. With the rise of the internet and social media, fashion collections are more accessible than ever, forcing designers to push the boundaries of their… Read More

A what to wear fibre guide for the sensitive fashion victim

Have you ever experienced discomfort wearing wool against your skin? There are many myths and theories when it comes to wool allergies, however, research has concluded wool is not an allergen. Choosing high quality, natural fibres with a low micron count is better for people with sensitive skin. It is… Read More

NZ’s Obsession with Native Wildlife

New Zealanders are incredibly spoilt when it comes to native wildlife. It is inherently part of the culture, making New Zealanders passionate about their native plants and animals. Due to the isolation of New Zealand, after splitting from other land mass, the wildlife was left to evolve with no predators… Read More

Sustainability ingrained in the modern fashion tertiary curriculum

It is no surprise that with ongoing research and the current scientific outlook on our environment and climate change, international tertiary providers would include sustainability and ethics in their curriculums. With the textile and fashion industries listed amongst the top polluters globally, it is interesting to see the changes to… Read More

Perino’s Christmas Picks

Untouched World’s Kapua Loop Scarf. Image Source: Untouched World Untouched World Untouched World’s Kapua clothing collection uses Perino’s premium blend Cirrus – with 40% Brushtail Possum down, 40% Cashmere and 20% Silk. The collection includes gloves, hats and scarves as well as larger garments like cardigans and drapey wraps,… Read More

Winter luxe: knitwear essentials and artisanal innovations

As the weather gets warmer for us in the southern hemisphere, the cooler weather in the northern hemisphere calls for the savior of winter – the perfect, snuggly knit. Soft aesthetics and fabrics are antidotes to the blustering weather outside, bringing comfort and style to the wearer. This winter, designers… Read More

Fashion bloggers are a valuable cog in the international fashion system

From the humble beginnings of a place where individuals could express their unique style and a creative outlet on the side of their day job, blogs starting in the early to mid 2000’s. We could never have predicted the level to which they would rise in popularity and influence. The… Read More

A sustainable future for the fashion industry relies on value over volume

When we support brands that are creating high quality garments, we contribute to a more sustainable fashion future. With the sheer volume of current textile and fashion waste, changes in consumer patterns have the potential to lower the amount of waste on a global scale. High quality means superior fibres,… Read More

The Collab: Collaboration Is Key For The Fashion Industry In The Age Of Sharing

There’s always going to be someone that has something that you don’t – why not work with them? By collaborating on projects, businesses in the fashion and textile industries can further their customer reach, save money and create something magical by utilizing the skills of other professionals. Perino by… Read More

Modern Knitwear – Discover the New Possibilities

Hundreds of years of development has created limitless possibilities for modern knitwear designers. The combinations of yarn blends, knit structures and finishing techniques allow designers to create to their imagination’s content.   The simplicity and transportability of hand knitting made knitting a realistic way of making clothing for travelling cultures and early… Read More