Stories, interviews and press celebrating our people. Koha invites writers exploring homelessness, social inequality and related issues to share their thoughts, hopes and criticisms.

  • On responsibility and care. Q&A with Matt Nash of Matt Nash Uniform

    On responsibility and care. Q&A with Matt Nash of Matt Nash Uniform

    Inspired by 1980s workwear, utilitarian designer Matt Nash began producing in 2014 and today is exploring legacy on very personal terms. Redefining...
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  • Our Community. Amelia and Sheryn of Eastwest Yoga

    Our Community. Amelia and Sheryn of Eastwest Yoga

    Meet Sheryn and Amelia, mother-daughter duo and wāhine Māori, yoga teachers, bodyworkers and owners of Eastwest Yoga. Navigating the relationship b...
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  • Our people Desi Lowe

    Our people Desi Lowe

    Meet Desi, a long-time volunteer who carves out time for our community in addition to her role at Te Tāpui Atawhai - The Auckland City Mission focu...
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  • On responsibility and care. Q&A with Kristin Buswell from icebreaker.

    On responsibility and care. Q&A with Kristin Buswell from icebreaker.

    In this new series, we’re engaging with our people and talking about the future we want—a future of equity and compassion, one where we all thrive....
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  • A personal note from Charli on World Homeless Day 2022

    A personal note from Charli on World Homeless Day 2022

    In reflection on this day, it leaves me confused, gutted, overwhelmed or underwhelmed. I don't know. We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t crit...
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  • Clothes are not trash because they are - like housing, a human right.

    Clothes are not trash because they are - like housing, a human right.

    In the beginning, Koha Apparel wasn’t necessarily trying to get into sustainability; there was just this need to clothe people. People on the stree...
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  • Resold, reused and recycled

    Resold, reused and recycled

    My friend and photographer, a long-time supporter, Tracey Creed, photographed me one Sunday morning as we sifted through the racks, shooting three ...
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  • FAT x Koha Apparel

    FAT x Koha Apparel

    Charli speaks to Kevin from FAT regarding basic human rights and the importance of moving and grooving. In a few words, describe what Koha Apparel ...
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  • Why so much merch?

    Why so much merch?

    From time to time, we like to imagine an ideal world. It’s important to first consider what you want for the world before you can start taking acti...
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  • It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

    It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

    There is an undeniable link between capitalistic ideals of exponential growth and the growing inequity that demands Koha Apparels services. We’re f...
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  • Hallertau x Koha Apparel

    Hallertau x Koha Apparel

    Our friends over at @hallertau_nz have just launched their new campaign ‘The Keeper’ – aimed at shifting consumer focus towards re-using rather tha...
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  • Community

    Community

    Meet Lily. When you share common ground and mutual beliefs with someone, having them on your team is a no brainer. I knew this was the case after o...
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  • Our People: Natalia Bertolo. she/her

    Our People: Natalia Bertolo. she/her

    We're lucky enough to be able to call on our talented community to volunteer their time, and faces, for Koha Apparel. Get to know one of the faces ...
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  • Our People: Gabe Wright. he/him

    Our People: Gabe Wright. he/him

    We're lucky enough to be able to call on our talented community to volunteer their time, and faces, for Koha Apparel. Get to know one of the faces ...
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  • Seven Sharp

    Seven Sharp

    For those of you who first 'met' me via your TV screen last night on @sevensharptvnz - Kia ora im Charli. I'm English, 30 years old and grew up in ...
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  • Koha Apparel Saturday's

    Koha Apparel Saturday's

    10am-2pmUnit 1, 955 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland   After a huge amount of work behind the scenes, Koha Apparel is proud to finally present t...
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  • Our People, Tim Carter

    Our People, Tim Carter

    We're lucky enough to be able to call on our talented community to volunteer their time, and talents, for Koha Apparel. Get to know one of the faces behind Koha E-Commerce; our talented photographer, Tim Carter.
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  • Community

    Community

    Sarah. A volunteer, friend and a crucial part of our team. Welcome to our Community series for July. Sarah is a fellow brit, but has lived in Aotea...
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