All Mina pieces are designed, pattern made and created in Auckland, New Zealand. Mina has a strong ethos around supporting the local industry in New Zealand as well as our environment. We strongly believe in using pure fabrics and ridding polyesters and other synthetic fibres from both our bodies and our planet.
We strive to source fabrics that will give back to the earth as they biodegrade after the life of the garment. We believe in fabrics that not only age beautifully with time but are built to last. Some winter fabrics such as wool require 5 -10% of nylon or spandex for durability and practicality of the fabric. We try to use as low percentages as possible.
We ensure the craftsmanship of the garment is made with attention and deliberate finishings. We design each piece and silhouette not to last a season but to last a life time. We source fabrics that are built to last and endure the seasons. It is then up to you to make sure the care and attention that has been given to make the garment is then given the same attention to the care of the garment during its life.
Fair and Square
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 natural ingredients, Carly from Fair and Square Soapery hand makes their soaps on her small lifestyle block in Tutukaka, New Zealand.
To use: Fill a small sink or tub with luke warm or cold water. Hot water may damage the fabric or cause shrinking so best to avoid hot water.
Submerge the garment in the tub and allow to soak for a few minutes. Using your laundry bar, rub softly into stains or create a foam with the bar using your hands and give the garment an overall wash.
Drain the water and add fresh clean water to rinse the garment. Do not ring your garment, this may cause the garment to mis shape or even damage the fabric.
Lightly squeeze the excess water and then flay flat on a towel. Roll the garment up in the towel allowing the water to be adsorbed into the towel.
If a light coloured fabric, hang on the line to dry, or if dark coloured or a fabric that will stretch hanging, lay over a clothes line indoors to dry.
Storing the soap bar: After using the soap, store in a soap tray or on something that will drain the water to avoid wetness.
Imagery by Luke Foley Martin