From a young age Adriana Christie, co-owner of Pallet Kingdom, knew she wanted to get into social enterprise. Christie grew up surrounded by poverty and found her calling through helping people. Now, with Pallet Kingdom, Christie is turning pallets into furniture and supply is struggling to keep up with demand.
New Zealand Fashion Week has just finished for another year. As the helpful timer on the week’s website tells us, there’s 341 days to go until the next one. Now that it’s all over, we wondered, is there a way to trace this event’s effect on retailers? How do the economics behind a clothing boutique work anyway? Benny Castles from Kiwi label World and Andreas Mikellis, head of Fashion and Textile Design at the Auckland University of Technology, laid bare the logic behind the glamour.