9 Handmade Pieces to Buy

Look to craftsmanship and support small businesses who are creating their goods by hand


Deadly Ponies have paired up with local milliners Hills Hats to create this style, with gems individually hand sewn on in the brand’s Auckland studio. Deadly Ponies hat $525.

Helen McIntyre of Buana Satu travels to Bali’s Seminyak to buy goods for her store, like this crochet bag, directly from the craftspeople. Buana Satu bag $12.

This lingerie set is handmade in Los Angeles using organic cotton. Botanica Lingerie bralette, $112, and briefs, $75, from Widdess.

Sunstones are suspended on a silk thread on this necklace, handmade locally by Isabella Pachter. Hydrangea Ranger necklace, $75, from Widdess.

Made on a Japanese knitting machine here in NZ, designer Ophelia Mikkelson then hand-finishes each pair of her linen-cotton blend socks in her kitchen. Ophelia Mikkelson socks $55.

The pair behind leather label Good Winter NZ make every single bag by hand at their Blockhouse Bay studio. Good Winter NZ bag $290.

Handmade by Emali-based women in Kenya, these baskets are part of the Maka Emali initiative — providing support as they face drought that leaves them unable to farm. Maka Emali baskets, from $60, from Iko Iko.

Glen Prentice, a Kiwi expat living in London, crafts tassel earrings out of glass beads by hand. Glen Prentice earrings, $229, from The Mercantile.

This sweater is knitted by Areez Katki out of organic NZ merino, with all yarns grown, batch-dyed and spun in Hawkes Bay. Areez Katki handknit, $580, from Miss Crabb.

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