Welcome to our First Blog Post!

July 22, 2014

Welcome to the first ReCreate Store blog post! We are honoured that you have visited our website, and we'd love to share with you a little bit of our story.

It was 2012. Two of us were sitting in a small cafe in Cambodia, taking a break from the heat, the dust, and the chaos. It was then that we had the beginnings of an idea... To sell ethically made products in our home of New Zealand, that could provide employment for people in places like Cambodia.

Since then we have dreamed, we have talked, we have prayed, and we have planned. Our team has grown to four and we've had so many meetings, and sent more emails than we could probably count! Fabrics have been ordered, sewing machines have been bought, a business plan has been written and carried out... And now, two years later, our idea is a reality.

So... who are we?

Debs... A professional photographer and designer, and a dab hand at making everything look better. She's also the one that makes sure meetings don't get too serious! Mum to Zach, and wife to Dave.

Lisa... The offical team whip-cracker... ahem, that is, Lisa embodies all things organised and administrative. Without her, we'd probably still be deciding on a meeting time! Mum to Hope and Judah, and wife to Steve.

Camille... A professional fashion designer, and brings the experience of having run her own fashion label for a number of years. Thanks to her, our wardrobes look better! Mum to Ella, and wife to Nick.

Erica... An all-round businessy type person, having directed an international non-profit for several years. Regular traveller, especially to Cambodia! Mum to assorted stray and foster cats, and wife to Wade.

Well, that's us. And we are looking forward to doing our very best in bringing you a beautiful range of quality, ethically produced products. Thanks for joining us.



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Size Guide

Use the following guides to choose the size closest to your body measurements. Please note that some styles are designed to be more fitted than others.

Bust 82-86cm 87-91cm 92-96cm 97-101cm
Waist 67-71cm 72-76cm 77-81cm 82-86cm
Hip 92-96cm 7-101cm 102-106cm 107-111cm


Chest 90-94cm 95-99cm 100-104cm 105-109cm
Waist 80-84cm 85-89cm 90-94cm 95-99cm
Hip 90-94cm 95-99cm 100-104cm 105-109cm


Our featured women's model, Maddie, wears size XS. She is 165cm/5'4" tall with a 84cm bust, 63cm waist and 94cm hips.

Our featured men's model, Hugh, wears size M tops and size S bottoms. He is 175cm/5'7" tall with a 92cm chest and 81cm waist.