All of our garments are created in our Napier Design Room and are proudly 100% New Zealand made. 
 
KILT loves NZ and all it has to offer, which is why it is so important to us that our clothing is all made right here; this has been at the core of our brand since the very beginning.  It is who we are!
We love NZ Made so much that we opened our own factory, 'Made It Here' in 2015.  This guarantees that we will always be able to offer our KILTies NZ made garments. 

We also use CMT (Cut Make Trim) factories based in Auckland, Hamilton and other smaller regions as needed.



It's important to us that we don't lose the sewing industry here in NZ, with so much being made offshore.

As the factories we use are within NZ (including our own), we are able to stand behind the quality of our garments and the working conditions.

We offer ongoing training and development within our factory, upskilling and building further confidence within our team.

We currently employ over 90 staff members across our 17 nationwide boutiques and Napier based design room and factory.

We realise that being a sustainable and ethical business is important. We have made the following changes to reduce our impact on the environment.

NZ MADE TOTE BAGS

We use our fabric off-cuts to create our NZ Made Tote Bags. These are perfect bags to roll up and keep in your handbag as a plastic bag alternative. All proceeds from the sales of these bags are donated to a different NZ charity each month.

COMPOSTABLE SATCHELS

We use plant based R3 courier bags for sending out our Online customer orders.  They are home compostable and are made with corn starch with non toxic inks to provide a natural alternative to traditional plastic based courier bags. 

SEWING OUR LABELS

We made the move to sewing our pricing labels into our garments rather than using plastic swing tags.  This means no more pesky bits of plastic attached to your garments or being thrown into landfill.

PAPER OR FABRIC

At KILT we offer brown paper bags which can be recycled or our fabric Tote Bags to take your garments home in. Having environmentally friendly bag options has always been a focus for us.

RECYCLED PAPER

We choose to use recycled card for all of our garment tags, gift cards, garment care cards etc. which is also recyclable once no longer needed.

DIGITAL RECEIPTS

We currently offer and encourage emailed receipts for our customers. They are convenient, easy to store or file away, save paper and help to de-clutter your wallet!

REUSABLE COURIER BAGS

 

To transfer stock between boutiques, we have created reusable courier bags out of old Billboard skins sourced from local sign companies in Napier.   We also use recyclable cardboard boxes, where garments are folded and placed without any individual wrapping or packaging.

 

REFILL AND REUSE

 

We choose to use bulk cleaning products for our boutiques and design room, rather than constantly buying more plastic.  Each time a boutique needs product, they send their empty bottles to us at head office to refill.

 

FABRIC SCRAPS

 

We are always ensuring our patterns are planned to maximise the use of our fabric as much as possible, however this still results in smaller scraps. We utilise these in our Dress Toys and donate other scraps to local kindergartens for crafts.

 



FABRICS

We source our materials from a variety of reputable companies throughout NZ and globally. Unfortunately, material that we purchase is not NZ made due to availability with the required quantities that we produce.

We wish NZ made textiles were more readily available, as we love to support local!

 

Read our T&C's here.

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