Fashion Design graduate Maggie Hewitt is featured on the June 6th cover of Viva - The New Zealand Herald and interviewed about taking her own ethical fashion label Maggie Marilyn to the world. She is also pictured with her current employees, fellow Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduates Olive Cashmore and Georgia Lloyd.
“Even though a huge amount of our business is done overseas, the fact that we’re involved in our community, trying to support as many small businesses as possible from this funny little studio in Newton, where we ship thousands of units from each season, is not only rewarding, but it’s also crucial to the local economy. There’s something about doing this together that’s perhaps relatable to our customers. As a designer, I would never become too unrelatable to a generation I’m trying to speak to and design clothes for. Being young and having a young team is also part of the magic of the brand. There’s this real undeniable sense of optimism amid so much cynicism in our industry. There’s definitely a beautiful sense of naivety in trying to change the conversation and make a difference — and I feel like we can.”
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