International Scene: New Zealand

May 9, 2009

By Kristine McGlinchey

Adored for its lush greenery that has graced the big screen in tons of hit movies, New Zealand is a beauty to withhold. The quickly evolving landscape of the famed country has given birth to talented designers placing it on the fashion radar – watch out world!

Check out some tees worthy of double takes…

Kow tow Clothing

The team over at Kow tow does not believe in “the exploitation labour markets in the so called third world,” and they REALLY want you to know, “EVERY SINGLE GARMENT WE MAKE IS CERTIFIED FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC by the Fairtrade Labeling Organization and certified organic by the Control Union Group.” So not only are the designs awesome but the tees are 100% guilt-free.

Good deeds for all at

Glennz Tees

Graphic designer and illustrator Glenn Jones has built quite the reputation for himself (good of course). His wonderfully satirical and humorous collection of tees has earned him acclaim in the US and coverage from the New York Times and C2 Magazine.

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Billi Tees

Billi Richmond and Jasmine Horner are proud of where they are from and they have the collection of tees to prove it. The homegrown selection features catchy graphics sure to make any “Kiwi” proud!

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