Pania is the Founder and Creative Director behind PANIA Label. A Wellington local inspired by Art, menswear, artisans and their methods of design and construction. She grew up surrounded by indigenous artists and craftspeople. These experiences and more fostered her love of design, art, artisanship, conservation and the belief that clothing should be well-made, effortlessly worn, treasured and kept for years to come.
Created in 2017, as a response to wanting to wear fashion that did not irritate my skin while also being gentle on my scars that were healing after many operations. PANIA Label fulfilled my desire to produce beautiful garments that are gentle on the body and kinder on the environment. A design ethos committed to producing New Zealand made garments and supporting local industry. Continuously inspired by experience – crafted with aroha.