Our People: Matt Trevelyan. 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 of Koha E-Commerce; Matt Trevelyan.
Thanks again for supporting Koha Apparel and quite literally putting your body on the line. While you're not pulling a blue-steel look for Koha Apparel, what might we find you doing? As of this year, I have gone out on my own, chasing the dream of being my own boss. I am a tattoo artist working from a private studio in Grey Lynn. I also design and make clothes. If I’m not at work you’ll find me sipping a coffee at a café, drawing, listening to true crime podcasts and cooking.
What made you want to volunteer your time with Koha Apparel? Giving back to the community is something that has always appealed to me. It feels great to support such an amazing organisation. Because of my interest in fashion, the ability to market and style clothing for Koha is a great way to use my skillset for such a good cause. Also, Charli is a queen and an inspiration.
What would you say to encourage others to shop more sustainability? I think we as Kiwi’s are really into our thrifting, be it from a great number of op shops dotted around the country to online platforms that collate vintage to resell. Gone are the days of fast fashion, when I op-shop it feels like Christmas, you never know what you’ll find – this is all part of the fun! I feel like a lot of people are taking pride in their outfits and doesn’t it feel good to say it's all second hand/ more sustainable than buying a brand new from bigger brands.
What are some of your favourite places to shop? We are spoilt for choice in Auckland, I enjoy shops like Waves Vintage, Parlour, Vixen and Crushes.