SHIKOBA is a New Zealand Designer Label supplying designer clothing that is sustainable, sophisticated and innovative. Inspired by New Zealands unique natural environment, culture and lifestyle Shikoba’s fashion designs are developed to flatter a women’s body with a sophisticated sense of style.
Shikoba was created in 2006 by designer Aroha Wikotu and was quickly picked up by fashionable local boutiques throughout NZ. Showing at NZ Fashion Week in 2010 saw Shikoba picked up by its first international store in Australia. The business has evolved along with innovative business’s of the future and now operates as a store in NZ and online store for international presence while still supplying a few boutique stores in NZ.
Quality is one of our core values and we are proud to be 100% NZ MADE
At Shikoba we are always researching new fashion processes, technical skills and fabrics to make sure we are always developing sustainable and innovative designs. Sustainable design can be developed anywhere from first conceptional designs to garment manufacturing. Having a core value of being 100% NZ MADE is a big part of Shikoba’s sustainable values. We also do other things like not wasting left over fabrics, we re-use them for smaller piece cut designs or pass them on to other designers or industries for use. We are also developing a special eco label that will use NZ Made fabrics so keep an eye on this new concept.
Women’s Fashion in New Zealand
NZ’s unique Fashion scene has been watched by the world since the likes of Karen Walker, World and Zambesi. NZ is full of small boutique labels that have the same makings as these big labels, thanks to online shopping we can offer these unique labels like Shikoba to the rest of the world. http://www.fashionz.co.nz/fashion/designers/shikoba.html