Amber and Babette on style, family heirlooms and a mother's influence

Amber and Babette on style, family heirlooms and a mother's influence

We spoke to the mother-daughter duo about individual style, a mother's influence and the qualities they most admire in one another.
Aotea on the importance of community and the principles of tikanga māori

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Aotea on the importance of community and the principles of tikanga māori

We spoke to Tama and Lucy of Aotea about their dedication to their local community on the island, and learned more about the active ingredients that make Aotea products so special.
Breaking bread with Freya de Beer Smith of Pomona

Breaking bread with Freya de Beer Smith of Pomona

We spoke to Freya of Pomona about what makes the perfect sandwich and the food items she always has on hand should friends come around unannounced. ⁠
A matter of style, with Rina Sviatskaia

A matter of style, with Rina Sviatskaia

We spoke to our friend, stylist Rina Sviatskaia, about the definition of personal style and the power of self-expression, and asked her to share a few of her top tips for making the most of your ...
Florist Liv Wakem of Kensal on community and the art of flowers

Florist Liv Wakem of Kensal on community and the art of flowers

Having honed her trade working at one of London's busiest florists, Liv Wakem returned home and opened Kensal Flowers in Auckland's Kingsland. We spoke to her about community, sustainability and he...
Photographer and friend, Katherine Brook on inspiration and the meaning of home

Photographer and friend, Katherine Brook on inspiration and the meaning of home

We asked our friend, photographer Katherine Brook, to capture Mina One.3/4 in and around her home in the small coastal community of Langholm during lockdown. What emerged is an intimate series of p...
Kareen of Companion on Community and Responsibility

Kareen of Companion on Community and Responsibility

Companion is a local brand we have long admired, whose ethos and commitment to supporting local communities aligns with ours. Slow thoughtful design is informed by sustainable and ethical practices...
One.3 Preview

One.3 Preview

The change of season brings with it a sense of joy, and with the sun on our skin everything feels a little easier. One.3 celebrates the best of summer, with a colour palette cognisant of ripe fruit...
At Home with Beki and Madi

At Home with Beki and Madi

We spoke with our Wellington friend and customer Beki, long time fan of Mina..
Mental Wellbeing with Anna of Moon Turtle

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Mental Wellbeing with Anna of Moon Turtle

We spoke to our friend Anna, founder of Moon Turtle: A Mood Journal, about looking after our mental wellbeing over lockdown. She shares some simple practices we can introduce into our daily routine...
Skin Health with Nadia of Syrene

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Skin Health with Nadia of Syrene

We spoke to our friend Nadia, Marketing and Brand Manager at Syrene Skincare, about looking after our skin health during lockdown. She shares her top tips for combatting stress as well as what she ...
Lemon and Poppyseed Teacake with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Lemon and Poppyseed Teacake with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A divinely light teacake fragrant with lemon and peppered with crunchy poppyseeds. The addition of extra virgin olive oil adds a herbaceous savoury note. We are exceptionally lucky to have a mature...
Woman doing Yoga wearing Mina Studio Pant

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Wellness with Scarlett of Sow Studio

We spoke to our friend Scarlett of Sow Studio about routine and wellness during lockdown. She shares some simple movements and techniques we can introduce into our own routines to help keep us cent...
Women Series: Nikki Walker and Darya Bing

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Women Series: Nikki Walker and Darya Bing

In early August, Nikki Walker and Darya Bing of Walker & Bing played host to us at Darya's home in East Auckland. We talked art, creativity and collaboration over a shared meal.
Kumara Galette with Seasonal Vegetables and Feta

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Kumara Galette with Seasonal Vegetables and Feta

Adapted by Darya from an Israeli recipe, this simple take on a galette incorporates kumara for a sweet yet earthy flavour. Seasonal vegetables are gently perfumed with the addition of fresh herbs, ...
Women Series: Charlotte Penman

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Women Series: Charlotte Penman

We first met Charlotte when she walked into our former Karangahape Road showroom searching for a special location to host her bespoke clients. Although we no longer share a space, we maintain a cl...
Women Series: Tori Ambler

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Women Series: Tori Ambler

Always projecting warmth and kindness, we joined Tori Ambler, Freelance Stylist, in her Mt Albert home. We shared conversations about fashion, styling and family over a cup of coffee. Tori Ambler h...
Women Series: Portia Prince

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Women Series: Portia Prince

We visited Portia Prince at her Grey Lynn home to talk about the importance of community, authenticity online and using her platform to help amplify marginalised voices.
Collective Harmony

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Collective Harmony

Collective Harmony champions proudly local female driven endeavours. Our mutual desire to empower and indulge New Zealand woman by doing what we love connects us. 
Mina Gingham Collaboration

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Mina Gingham Collaboration

Amanda Bransgrove | Model

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Amanda Bransgrove | Model

After what was a whirlwind of a day shooting against all the elements thrown at us I learnt so much more about Amanda than just her career as a model. Inspired by her contagious confidence, lifesty...
Michelle Procter | Production Manager

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Michelle Procter | Production Manager

Meet Michelle Procter, Mina Production Manager & In-House Pattern Maker. For those of you who don’t know, Mina is a mother-daughter duo. Natalie, the designer and head of sales for the brand an...
Mina x Fair and Square  Laundry Bar

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Mina x Fair and Square Laundry Bar

We have collaborated with Fair and Square Soapery to produce a laundry soap bar for hand washing all your delicates including fine natural fibres such as silk, wool and cotton. Made using all natur...
Ella Drake | Monarc Jewellery

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Ella Drake | Monarc Jewellery

‘Every piece has a story’ is our way of giving you a little insight into the wonderful people who contribute to each of our garments, where we talk about the people behind our brand and the people ...
Luke Foley-Martin Photographer

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Luke Foley-Martin Photographer

‘Every piece has a story’ is our way of giving you a little insight into the wonderful people who contribute to each of our garments. In a time where we can’t see our suppliers as we usually would...
Charlotte Penman | Jewellery Designer

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Charlotte Penman | Jewellery Designer

‘‘Every piece has a story’ is our way of giving you a little insight into the wonderful people who contribute to each of our garments, where we talk about the people behind our brand and the people...
Cindy Leong | Photographer and Creative

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Cindy Leong | Photographer and Creative