The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-12-12T07:00:51Z HYT SAILS INTO AUSTRALIA 2016-12-12T07:00:51Z hyt-sails-into-australia Sydney, 12 December 2016 – Swiss luxury independent watch brand HYT confirms its presence in Australia during 4-day Extreme Sailing Series Championship and appoints MAD & Associates as exclusive agent for the brand.  HYT launched its footprint in Australia with a 4-day series of events and sponsorship in partnership with MAD & Associates, exclusive agent for the brand in Australia. Proud sponsor of one of the 8 participating sailing teams, Team Alinghi, HYT hosted press and customers at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron for the final leg of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016 held in Sydney Harbour from 8 to 11 December 2016. Guests got to meet the Alinghi crew, and despite some very strong winds (of up to 35 knots), they also managed some on-board sailing experiences on the super-fast flying hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans at the Sydney Harbour.  After - hour activities, hosted by HYT Partner & CEO Gregory Dourde, Friend of the Brand Peter Hackett and the HYT team, included a twilight sail with media friends on-board a 105ft Sun Seeker yacht that toured the Sydney Harbour. During the second evening HYT hosted 15 customers in an intimate sit-down dinner at the Australian National Maritime Museum, a beautiful setting and juxtaposition of old and new, of traditional and modern. Gregory Dourde commented, ‘fluids are our playground and I can’t think of a better setting than the Extreme Sailing Series in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world to launch HYT in Australia. We met some very passionate collectors over the last few days and great press personalities. We’re looking forward to growing our business here.’ MAD & Associates Managing Director, Nicholas Hooper added, ‘I’m very happy to have introduced HYT to Australia and I expect the unprecedented innovation that HYT has brought to watchmaking to strongly resonate with Australians. Early indications show that collectors here are already very excited.’ The four days finished with the 11 December Grand Finale where Alinghi was the proud winner and champion of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016. A smooth finish to HYT’s 3rd full commercial year of activity!  Contact Nick Hooper at MAD & Associates Australia for more information HYT is hitting Australian shores this week for Extreme Sailing Series 2016-12-06T06:27:31Z hyt-is-hitting-australian-shores-this-week Image Credit: Lloyd Images   This week will see Sydney host the eighth and final round of The Extreme Sailing Series. Commencing Thursday 8th December through to Sunday the 11th, the race will take eight international teams through Sydney Harbour from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli.  HYT is the proud sponsor of Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi, currently placed second with only 2 points separating it from first place. An achievable goal as this final stage is worth double points.  HYT’s Hydro-Mechanical Watchmakers have incorporated the science of liquids and the principles of density differentials to produce a fine wristwatch. Playing off the juxtaposition of light and dark; technical and elegant as well as classic and contemporary aesthetics.  Watch a video on HYT watches here. This grand finale will be the backdrop to HYT’s introduction to the Australian market with private collector and press events.  For more information regarding HYT and its collections, contact Nicholas Hooper at MAD & Associates nick@madassociates.com.au   Greenlife Online Launches A New Range Of 100% Recyclable Wallets. 2016-09-12T02:59:38Z greenlife-online-launches-a-new-range-of-100-recyclable-wallets Australian Online retailer ‘Greenlife Online’ has launched a new range of mens wallets that are 100% recyclable, and are made in part from post-consumer recycled materials. The wallets are made by US brand 'Paperwallet', which started in 2014 after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Greenlife Online is Australia’s first company to supply the Paperwallet brand and will be shipping them across Australia and New Zealand. Whilst the wallets almost appear to made of paper, they are actually made from 'Tyvek', a material that is waterproof, tear proof, expandable, and recyclable. Tyvek also has some of the qualities of paper, in that it can be drawn and printed on. Paperwallets feature colourful artwork from artists around the world, such as SLip (Alexandra Katehakis), Brendan Monroe and Gelada Studios. The wallets are incredibly slimline, measuring only 3mm thick when empty. When the wallets are filled with cards and notes, the Tyvek automatically expands as needed. “We're extremely happy to have Paperwallet on board” said Greenlife Online owner Matthew Devitt. “We're seeing more and more demand for eco friendly alternatives to traditional products such as wallets, and with Paperwallet we can offer a product that is made using recycled materials, and at the end of it's life it can then be completely recycled. A little later in the year we're going to be launching our own Tyvek recycling program as well, where people can return their Tyvek wallets directly to us and we'll take care of the recycling for them." As well as men’s wallets, there are also plans to expand the range into women’s purses, and even duffle bags and backpacks, all made from the same Tyvek material. The Paperwallet Tyvek wallets are priced at $29 AUD each, with free delivery across Australia and New Zealand.  About Greenlife Online Greenlife Online is an Australian retailer that specialises in eco friendly fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches, wallets and phone covers, all made from sustainable and recycled materials. Their brands are carefully selected from around the world, with preference given to companies that give back to the planet, such as planting new trees or donating to charities. Free shipping is included on all orders in Australia and New Zealand. For more information visit www.greenlifeonline.com.au Suits Your Sir! 2016-06-21T04:10:44Z suits-your-sir   Suits You Sir Cutting Edge Suit Company Styles Brisbane Men with Custom Creations.   George and King Launches Brisbane Showroom   Brisbane is undergoing a Peacock Revolution. Driven by a range of factors that includes more personalised service, choice of fabrics and cuts. The evolution towards made-to-measure tailoring is significant and George and King offers a revolution in this evolution.   Styling the men of Brisbane in affordable made to measure luxury. A trained stylist guiding men through the customisation process and helping create and craft a fit-for-purpose garment that also captures one’s personality.   Individually tailored and designed, with over 100 suit fabric to choose from. Creating inspirational looks, whether looking for a work suit or a dapper ensemble for your wedding. Aiding trend setters to stay ahead of the game and ladder climbers to exude professionalism.   Each suit is made to measure, over 18 measurements are taken to ensure the perfect fit. Suits are tailored in the finest 100% wool, custom shirts sewn in Egyptian cotton and overcoats made from luxurious tweed.   Advice on colour compositions, lapel shaping, canvassing and suit structure to fit your body type and purpose. It's all in the details! The customer can customise almost every aspect of their tailored look. The combinations are limitless. Everything from buttons, linings and fabrics to lapel and venting styles can be modified.   George and King suits are made for one person – and that person is you.   An ORIA Awards finalist, founded by Sam Lee, Joel Deakin and Sze Ding in late 2011, the trio from Telstra Media’s business development and partnership team drew on their extensive digital experience and launched an online destination in April 2012 that made the suit buying process simple. George and King pride themselves on customer service and affordable style, making it personal.   George & King masterfully craft made-to-measure masterpieces built with luxurious selection of fabrics, delivered to your door in less than 4 weeks.   What makes George and King so special? Class. G&K do their best to make men look and feel good.   The Brisbane Showroom Launch Malt Traders, Brisbane CBD June 30 12 – 7   For more information on the brand and the custom suit process: Hannah@stylists.georgeandking.com.au   Introducing The Active Bloc 2016-05-25T04:06:20Z introducing-the-active-bloc INTRODUCING THE ACTIVE BLOC - www.theactivebloc.com.au Men’s Designer Performance Active wear There's been a dramatic and very welcome shift in the active wear world of fashion over the past 5 years but unfortunately for the Australian man it's been all too hard to get our hands on the leading international fashion brands designing and manufacturing beautiful, modern and innovative performance-based active wear. The Active Bloc delivers the world's greatest brands into Australia, some for the first time, and many with an expanded range into Australia. Where possible we'll be releasing our season collections in-line with European and US seasons so that you're wearing the absolute latest fashions and every item is guaranteed 100% authentic as we're an authorised retailer for every brand we present. The Active Bloc's business model will always be a concept store focus and every product stocked MUST embody at least one of the following principles:  The latest fashion or active wear collection releases from the world’s best brands  Game-changing innovative performance based apparel  Exclusive active wear fashion - only sold on The Active Bloc in Australia with limited numbers of each item. Arriving Soon       Hugo Boss Green – Spring Collection from August  Emporio Armani EA7 – Winter Collection from June Our First Year Men’s Brand Line up Is:  Hugo Boss - Green Collection  Emporio Armani - EA7  J.Lindeberg  Peak Performance  Lacoste Sport Our Product Offering For Men:  Performance Top - T-shirts & Tanks  Performance Bottoms - Pants, Shorts & Tights  Performance Mid-layers - Vest, Jackets & Pull Overs  Performance Outerwear - Wind & Waterproof Jackets, Vest & Pull Overs  A selection of Urban Wear.  Arriving early 2017 exclusive joogers from Hugo Boss & Emporio Armani. Not only are the active wear collections we sell fashion forward but constructed with materials that push the boundaries of intelligent fabric performance. Every seam, zip and fiber is designed to facilitate maximum performance. Our active wear products feature more than of the following technologies; 4 Way Stretch, Moisture Winking, Anti-Odor, Breathable, Windproof, Durable Water Repellents, Waterproofs. AUSTRALIA’S LEADING AUTHORS GATHER TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF BOOK THIEVES 2016-05-18T22:21:03Z australia-s-leading-authors-gather-to-condemn-government-s-plan-to-create-a-culture-of-book-thieves Who: Richard Flanagan, Nikki Gemmell, Andy Griffiths, Tom Keneally to lead Alist roll call of Australian and international authors When: Thursday 19 May at 6.45pm – 6.55pm Where: Art Gallery NSW, just before the 16th annual Australian Book Industry Awards begin What: Photo opp with limited vox pops available on request. Don’t close the book on Australian stories. The Australian government is about to make significant changes to copyright, threatening the future of our Australian story. But at what cost to writers, culture and jobs? Guest ABIA presenter and Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan will deliver a speech in response to the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property draft report around 10pm during the gala ceremony. ‘Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.’ - Thomas Keneally For more information, please contact: Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | emma@houseofrusher.com Escape Plan Donating To Oxfam’s Clean Water Initiative An Ongoing Project 2016-04-21T02:56:01Z escape-plan-donating-to-oxfam-s-clean-water-initiative-an-ongoing-project From the very first year they set up their business, Escape Plan have been donating to Oxfam’s clean water initiative. For every purchase made with Escape Plan they make a donation to ensure that everyone in the Pacific has access to clean and healthy water. Struggling families in Papua New Guinea are, right now, facing the likelihood of water shortages, extreme drought and widespread outbreaks of disease. For more information on Oxfam’s project please go to https://www.oxfam.org.nz/donate-online/appeals/water-key-surviving-el-nino#sthash.QuVJ1JzI.dpuf . Escape Plan are a one stop shop for all mens streetwear clothing and adventure gear. They stock a hand-picked selection of the finest streetwear and outdoor brands from New Zealand and around the world, also offering support everyday to their customers from their exceptional service team. Escape Plan stock a hand-picked selection of the finest streetwear and outdoor brands, including the Burton brand of durable clothing and outdoor packs. Escape Plan stock Burton Men's all weather jackets, everyday and outdoor packs which are built to handle a mountain of tasks with urban utility and time-tested quality. Burton place a high emphasis on sustainability; offering their commitment to make Burton as respected for their environmental and social impacts as they are for their products. More information about the Burton sustainability approach can be found on the Burton brand website. http://au.burton.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Burton_AU-Site/default/Company-Sustainability Escape Plan also stock Mons Royale, which is a New Zealand brand that make Merino base layers and clothing. Mons Royale make excellent products for people to wear when they go out hiking, riding or anything in the outdoors. The key point for Escape Plan is that being Merino products Mons Royale provide extremely efficient warmth in a lightweight product but also breathability and moisture control. For those living active lifestyles these are very important attributes, and the Wanaka based company’s versatile merino clothing is designed to deliver both technical performance and style. For more about Mons Royale please go to http://www.monsroyale.com/about-us/ . Escape Plan’s mission is to bring their customers the best clothing and gear, all delivered by sustainably aware producers, so for more information please visit the website at http://www.escplan.co.nz  . NZL Store’s Autumn Collection Is Inspired By NZ’s Coastline 2016-04-19T01:40:44Z nzl-store-s-autumn-collection-is-inspired-by-nz-s-coastline One of NZL Store’s new autumn collections of tees and sweatshirts has been inspired by New Zealand’s endless coastline and New Zealanders’ yearning for it. They have designed a tee called ‘Coast Guard’ and it bears reference to people who love and ‘get’ the sea coast union – where things merge, play out and where many of us are irresistibly drawn. New Zealand is a land where ‘all roads lead to the coast’, and while that is an exaggeration for many of us, it is a truth we carry in our hearts. There is no location in New Zealand that is more than 130 km from the sea. As NZL Store’s Kate Tattersfield said in her latest blog, “I remember once arriving in Denver, Colorado and wondering what it must be like to live so far from the sea. My son in London recently commented that while he loved the great city, he often yearned for the ocean, with its different moods, colours and ubiquitous winds.” New Zealand has a very long coastline, and its length can only be estimated. It is guessed to be somewhere between 15,000 to 18,000 km. The exact length is obscured by the twists and turns of many inlets, spits, bays, headlands, harbours and estuaries. Strangely the North Island although smaller than the South Island, has a longer coastline. About 60% of New Zealand’s coastline is rocky shore, with the other 40% being sandy or gravel shores. A massive 80% of the coastline is directly exposed to the sea which probably underlies our strong affinity with the ocean and salt water. NZL Store’s autumn collection will have sweatshirt versions of some of their perennial favourites like the ‘New Zealand’ tee, so to see more of the collection, please visit the website at http://www.nzlstore.com Ecowool Website Is Mobile Friendly 2016-04-12T22:41:53Z ecowool-website-is-mobile-friendly There are many advantages to shopping online at Ecowool.co.nz, not the least of which is the ability to browse their website from your mobile phone or iPad, making it so much more convenient for people wanting to order Ecowool products. However, this is just one of the myriad of benefits and the ease of shopping at Ecowool.co.nz. Take, for instance, their free worldwide shipping by fast airmail on all products – there aren’t many online shops advertising this as a service. Along with their free worldwide shipping, Ecowool also gift wrap free and provide a card and message service to their customers. All goods are tracked and are fully insured by Ecowool in case they are lost or damaged in transit. Another advantage to shopping with Ecowool is that their web server is digitally encrypted and uses the same security levels as major banks. They do not retain their customers’ credit card details and all transactions are processed via DPS, New Zealand's largest and most trusted online transaction gateway, or via PayPal. Ecowool’s 'NO QUIBBLE GUARANTEE' policy means that if customers are not 100% satisfied with their purchase or change their mind, Ecowool will refund the full cost of the goods (excluding return postal costs) when returned to them within 30 days of receipt and in their original condition and packaging. Of course if goods are faulty they will offer a total refund on the cost of the goods and reimburse all return postage costs. Yet another advantage to shopping online with Ecowool is their ordering and checkout process which has been designed to be as simple as possible whilst ensuring maximum security for their customers’ protection. If people do have any queries or need assistance in making an order they are asked to contact Ecowool by phone or email and they’ll be delighted to help. They hold most items in stock and can normally ensure dispatch an order within 48 hours. If for some reason there might be a delay in customers receiving their order outside the Shipping & Delivery guide times above, Ecowool will contact them by email. Ecowool accept payment by Visa and MasterCard in all currencies, and American Express for transactions in US Dollars or NZ Dollars. They also accept payment by PayPal and bank transfer. Customers are asked to select from the currency converter to display all prices and transactions in their preferred currency then their orders will be charged to their credit card in the currency they have selected. Ecowool pride themselves on their superb customer service, so go to the website today to check them out at http://www.ecowool.co.nz  . Time Travelling With NZL Store 2016-03-21T02:07:31Z time-travelling-with-nzl-store The exploits of Dr Who and his tardis are so last century. We’re all time travellers when you journey to New Zealand. Our location on the edge of the GMT dateline means we’re ahead in time from all other countries and to get here you’ve actually travelled through time. You’re now five hours ahead of Perth, Australia, 13 hours ahead of London, England, and 19 hours ahead of Chicago, USA.   Thousands of people do small stints of time travel everyday as they journey from place to place around the globe. But when you travel to New Zealand you really go the distance, in fact so forward in time for many that you actually arrive in tomorrow. News and events from home will be happening yesterday, weird aye? Celebrate this miraculous (pretty easy) feat with a 100% cotton time traveller tee from East 180. (NZL Store). For more information please visit the website at http://www.nzlstore.com  .     Greenlife Online launches Australia’s first 100% recycled sunglasses. 2016-03-08T05:48:40Z greenlife-online-launches-australia-s-first-100-recycled-sunglasses Australian Online retailer Greenlife Online has today launched a new range of men’s and women’s sunglasses, all made from 100% recycled materials. The sunglasses are made by Blue Planet Eyewear, founded in California in 2009. Greenlife Online is Australia’s first company to supply the Blue Planet brand of sunglasses. The sunglasses are made from a range of materials including plastic, metal, fabric and even bamboo – all sourced from the excess that is discarded during traditional eyewear manufacturing, which would otherwise end up in landfill. The sunglasses come with polarised lenses and offer 100% UV protection.  “We’re unbelievably excited about this new brand” said Greenlife Online owner Matthew Devitt. “I’ve been searching for completely recycled sunglasses to add to our range for some time, but there didn’t appear to be anywhere in Australia to source them. The recycled eyewear from Blue Planet comes in classic frame styles that everyone will be familiar with, such as the Wayfarer, Clubmaster, and Aviator. With our new product range we give Australians a choice to wear popular styles, made in a completely sustainable way.” Aside from making eco-friendly sunglasses, Blue Planet Eyewear also donates a free pair of reading glasses to people in need around the world as part of their ‘Visualise Change’ program which started in 2012, with over 75,000 pairs of glasses already donated. Mr Devitt believes Australian consumers have a growing interest in sustainable and ethical fashion products. “We’re seeing more and more demand for ethical brands – Australians love to get behind great brands, especially when they show they have a big heart at the core of it all. We’re very proud to supply Blue Planet in Australia.” The recycled sunglasses range in price from $69 - $79, including free Australian delivery.   About Greenlife Online Greenlife Online is an Australian retailer that specialises in eco friendly fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches, wallets and phone covers, all made from sustainable and recycled materials. Their brands are carefully selected from around the world, with preference given to companies that give back to the planet, such as planting new trees or donating to charities. Free shipping is included on all Australian orders. For more information visit www.greenlifeonline.com.au Award-winning expert Zahrina Robertson reveals her visual branding secrets in new book 2016-02-21T23:51:45Z award-winning-expert-zahrina-robertson-reveals-her-visual-branding-secrets-in-new-book Media Release 22 February 2016 Leading international and award winning personal branding expert to the stars, Zahrina Robertson has launched her new book titled ‘Magnetic Branding: The Complete Guide for a Brand that Attracts’. Drawing audiences of hundreds of people from New York to Sydney with her personal branding workshops, Robertson has an impressive list of celebrities and famous entrepreneurs on her books including internationally acclaimed entrepreneur Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss. Robertson is on a one woman mission to propel business men and women into success through her unique formula, and drawing on her experience in the industry, has carefully crafted a step by step guide full of secret tips, helping aspiring business men and women go from beige to magnetic. With over five years’ experience in personal branding photography, Robertson, founder of Zahrina Photography, knows her stuff when it comes to getting the best of yourself across to your audience to influence, position and persuade. Magnetic Branding is dedicated to improving the lives of business women and men globally. The book showcases many magnetic personal branding approaches to build your personal brand from finding your style and brand archetype, right through to launching online through LinkedIn and social media. On what inspired her to write this book, Zahrina says, “leading a start-up business or venturing out on your own can be daunting when trying to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive and fast moving world of online business.” “People don’t realise that attracting your ideal clients means allowing yourself to be visible and showcasing what makes you unique. This book was written to motivate and inspire people to become leaders in their fields, expanding their opportunities and letting their inner magnetic brand shine.” Empowerment is the key. For Robertson, it’s the essence she lives and breathes and passes on to each of her clients. Magnetic Branding: The Complete Guide for a Brand that Attracts’ is available from select Dymocks stores and online at http://zahrinaphotography.com/magnetic-branding/ for $29.95. ENDS For further information, hi-res photos & interview appointments please contact: Sophie Chant | Rhetoric Communications | 0434 104 502 | sophie@rhetoriccommunications.com Zahrina Robertson A multi-award winning business woman, international keynote speaker, acclaimed photographer, philanthropist, author of ‘#MagneticBranding’, a children’s book author, as well as mother and partner, Zahrina Robertson is a leading, world-class expert in personal branding. Drawing on her knowledge of marketing, public relations and profile building, teamed with her expertise in understanding national and international brands, she has successfully identified the power of personal branding and travels globally, sharing her insights to help people achieve success and profit with personal branding. Zahrina has been awarded prestigious international awards including the recent 2016 Stevie Women in Business Award ‘Maverick of the Year’, 2016 Golden Bridge Award ‘Women, Professional of the Year’ and the 2015 Asia-Pacific Stevie Award ‘Maverick of the Year’, as well as placing as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Institute of Management Awards. Her expertise and commentary is regularly sought by traditional and online media publications and television stations. Zahrina established a Social Enterprise called IndiBookworm Program. Her program is based on books and education which help lift literacy levels for 0-5 year old Indigeneous children in remote Northern Territory by sending books up to the communities. Zahrina has co-written a children's book called Zahrina's + Tina's Outback Adventure, of which the literacy program is based on. When one Z+T's book is sold it purchases another 5 books for the children. http://zahrinaphotography.com/ NZL Store Says ‘Celebrate Your Bravery In 2016’ 2016-02-21T21:42:00Z nzl-store-says-celebrate-your-bravery-in-2016 The NZL store is about New Zealand and mythology; allegories of the land in a new light. It’s all about distances, taking the risk, a calling. People who journey to New Zealand travel forward through time, to the end of the earth, where the new day starts. They are now in their future, on the edge of tomorrow – it starts again here, first. The NZL store celebrates the bravery, innovation and determination of ‘the traveller’, and this combined with our country’s ethos of uncompromising freedom and individuality, underpins all that they do. The NZL store is about product of time, place and imagination, and they’re about providing a connection between the journey and a personality: an item that comes to life because you wear it, or display it, with context; from a backdrop of exploration, courage and change. A recently posted blog on the NZL Store website at http://www.nzlstore.com titled “Celebrate your bravery anyway with a quality 100% cotton East 180 tee from NZL store”, said. “A definition of bravery and the saying to follow in the footsteps of giants. The sea journey to New Zealand from Europe in the mid-19th century and one of the longest journeys of migration in human history. •    100 days in a wooden boat propelled by canvas sheets tied up with rope •    covering a distance of 20,000 km (12,500 miles) over oceans and seas •     encountering anything from sub-arctic storms with waves of over 5m (16 ft.), to being becalmed in the doldrums for weeks; to 15m (49 ft.) whales and icebergs. •    sharing a tiny space of only 1.8m headroom with 200 others; as well as livestock, rats and cockroaches. •    never washing, apart from the occasional flooding by sea water as waves break over the bow •     eating only salted and preserved meat, ship’s biscuits of flour, oatmeal and dried potatoes washed down with a little stale water. It makes the 24 hour travelling time to NZ now a dream but celebrate your bravery anyway with a quality 100% cotton East 180 tee from NZL store.” NZL Store Philosophy Reflected In Their Products 2016-02-21T20:40:21Z nzl-store-philosophy-reflected-in-their-products NZL store is all about interpreting New Zealand in a new light; cinematic prints, candid snapshots, statement t-shirts and accessories; so that others visiting our land can take away a souvenir of something unique that in some way defines their stay. It is also about New Zealand and mythology; allegories of our land in a new light – it’s all about distances, taking the risk, a calling. To come here people travel forward through time, to the end of the earth, where the new day starts. NZL store is about an ethos of uncompromising freedom and individuality, uncovered in unexpected ways, offering a unique range of printed products and artisan gifts for travellers and locals looking for something new and surprising. The NZL store also offers exceptional great gift ideas for homesick Kiwis overseas. The Oxford English dictionary describes an Outlier as a person or thing detached or separated from the main body or system. From this point of view New Zealand could be described as an outlier. 4,000 km east of Australia and about 9000 km west of Chile, New Zealand sits all alone out in the middle of the southern Pacific. As a result of this isolation New Zealanders have developed some interesting traits. Described as having a number eight wire culture, early New Zealanders had to fix machines, clothes, furniture etc. way beyond their useful lives, often using things they could find in their local environment. Number eight wire was plentiful in the farming community and so became the symbol of this self-sufficient attitude. An example of the way NZL’s philosophy reflects their products is their Outlier Tee which replicates this interesting relationship between isolation and the rise of the number eight wire culture. The three dimensional line design looks formed from wire, but also hints at the idea of design drawings. Any new project needs to start with a plan and New Zealand as a new country is still in its formative years revealing a brand new country and culture forming all in physical isolation in the middle of the Pacific. For further information on NZL Store’s products and services, please visit the website at http://nzlstore.com . Onceit Continue To Access The Best International Designers 2016-02-17T03:31:22Z onceit-continue-to-access-the-best-international-designers Onceit was launched in May 2010 with a staff of one and a dream to become a leading destination for online designer sales. Five years down the track, Onceit has become a one-stop destination for luxury fashion and accessories within both New Zealand and Australia. However, the best news is they deliver all this at insider prices. With now over 250,000 loyal members they feature over 40 different designer sales a week with major brands in fashion, footwear, accessories, home-decor and more. Onceit have continued their goal to get the best designers internationally and locally and at the best prices, and this month Onceit features brands including Zara, Ksubi, Ecoya, Stolen Girlfriends Club Eyewear, House of Holland, Bendon Lingerie, Ben Sherman, I Love Ugly, Huffer, Smashbox and much more. Onceit now run sales on Saturday, so they have more brands and products live on the site to purchase from on the weekend. Currently they provide same day dispatch on around 15 selected sales a week, meaning that they ship to customers on the same day they receive the order and then, in many cases achieving same or next day delivery. Onceit consistently runs promotions and giveaways via Instagram and last month’s giveaways included Sass & Bide, Kate Spade, $500 Onceit credit, Ecoya and Kate of Arcadia.  For further information on Onceit please visit the website at http://www.onceit.co.nz .