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Design Emporium - our story

The inspiration behind Design Emporium

After 2020, I wanted to have a business that could operate from anywhere. With an idea from a friend and quite a bit of brainstorming help from my business and marketing friends, I was able to launch Design Emporium at the end of 2022. That was definitely a 'champagne' moment.

I am going through Menopause and have been for 10 years now! Wearing quality garments made from natural fibres has been a life-saver and I also realised that to pay a bit more for slow-fashion has been fantastic!

What makes Design Emporium unique?

Design Emporium offers hand-picked sustainable, quality designer items and timeless pieces that you won’t find anywhere else in NZ.

Right now, that’s c.l Linen, c.l Basics and we introduced a fabulous Australian brand named who’s Charlie under the banner of Design Emporium.

Moving forward we’ll be working with small businesses that offer unique items and we’ll be creating our own. There’s a collaboration or two on the cards and we’re always on the lookout for exclusive new products.

Design Emporium’s philosophy

Design Emporium will only offer products and clothing that are made-to-last and won't date! According to The Ellen MacArthur Foundation - a new textiles economy (2017) if we wear our clothing twice as long our environmental impact will be 44% lower.

What’s next for Design Emporium?

Design Emporium will be a place that people keep coming back to.

We’re always thinking about what it offers from a customer perspective so our social posts will be fun, inspirational and interesting, and our design pieces will be cool, classic and covetable.

It’s not just about selling products, I really want people to enjoy visiting Design Emporium.

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