9 Handmade Pieces to Buy

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

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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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