My Keeper is the one of the only handmade designer rental company in New Zealand. All of the garments are designed & sewn by myself to ensure you have a stand out one of a kind item to wear for your special event.
I had always wanted to study either 'Fashion Design or Teaching'. I ended up going with teaching but couldn't quite let go of the dream of creating my own brand. In 2012 (my first year of university), I decided I would make a small collection of hand made garments and upload them to my facebook page. The response was incredible and the 10 garments sold out in minutes. I continued to make garments and sell them through facebook through my university years as a bit of pocket money.
I now teach full time and run My Keeper on the side. I design and sew all of the garments myself and all of my beautiful photography is done by my wonderful sister Vanessa. Teaching can be a hectic career at times because of this I created a collection of rental garments; allowing customers to wear My Keeper whether I had time to make them a garment from scratch or not.
Memories can be evoked from something as simple as the scent of a flower or seeing the quilt that your nana made for you as a child. Quilts, in particular, have the potential to become cherished, as the years go by and often hold precious memories. My Keeper is a collection of 60's inspired wearable charms, made from nostalgic fabrics, patchwork techniques and hours of love -- these beauties will leave you with fond memories of dancing through the night, barefoot walks on the beach and hours of laughter with your loved ones. Cherish your keeper forever, pass it down to your children or tuck it away to be a reignited love years later.
Most garments are one of a kind beauties and therefore My Keeper signifies the idea that each garment is a 'keeper'.
I hope you adore my garments as much as I do!