HOW DO YOU THINK THE NOTION OF LUXURY COULD BE UPDATED FOR THE MODERN DAY?
Luxury will and should be redefined. Modern luxury should mean beautiful things, from an equally beautiful supply chain. Any item that harms people or the planet in its production, to me, is not a luxury, no matter how beautiful the garment.
HOW HAVE YOU MANAGED TO BE BASED IN NEW ZEALAND AND EXPORT OVERSEAS SUCCESSFULLY WHILST BEING SUSTAINABLE IN RELATION TO THE TRANSPORT CHALLENGE OF CARBON EMISSION?
As a global brand, selling in 15 countries, this is definitely a challenge. In 10 year’s time aeroplane’s will be electric or sustainably powered by technology that is yet to exist! However in the meantime managing our carbon emissions is at the top of our list of challenges to overcome.
WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE BRAND?
When I am at the end of my career, I hope the brand has been a huge force for change. I hope to be a part of an industry that is collaborative and transparent and that the fashion world celebrates the supply chain.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOOK FOR WHEN YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST?
The heart of Maggie Marilyn is to design for different moods – hence the different names of our products in each collection. Our blazers are for empowerment – we love the blazer so much – it has the ability to transform you, to be brave, to take on the world. I believe that wearing clothing that has been made ethically has an impact on how you feel. Just like how organic vegetables from your mum’s garden taste so much better than those from the supermarket; clothes made from people who are respected and cared for feel so much better than those that aren’t.