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  • Koha Apparel is expanding

    Koha Apparel is expanding

    Koha Apparel is a not-for-profit, pay-as-you-can retail experience, using new and repurposed apparel. Our mission is repurposing quality clothing f...
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  • Community

    Community

    More so than ever does collaboration and understanding play a part in our community, and what better way to encourage locals to support locals in 2...
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  • FashionNZ Interview

    FashionNZ Interview

    Clothing is a necessity for us all but for those in poverty in New Zealand, buying clothing just isn’t an option, which is where not-for-profit Koh...
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  • Community

    Community

    Welcome to our community series for March. Brenda spent years living rough, with inadequate access to the bare essentials in life. Today Brenda has...
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  • Donate: Big Gay Out 2021

    Donate: Big Gay Out 2021

    This year Koha Apparel will be at Aotearoa's Ending HIV Big Gay Out Festival on February 14th! Joining more than 10,000 rainbow people, their whānau and friends for a day of music, food, dance and celebration of diversity! To make this event possible we're seeking donations to help pay for our stall, transport and set up costs and every little bit counts!

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  • Regional Operations Coordinator - Wellington

    Regional Operations Coordinator - Wellington

    This is an exciting new opportunity for someone to join us in our newly established region, Wellington, reporting directly into our Auckland based ...
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  • Community

    Community

    More so than ever does collaboration and understanding play a part in our community, and what better way to encourage locals to support locals in 2021 than for everyone to get to know each other a little better. Kicking off our monthly series, Community, we caught up with one of our regulars, Jason, for a chat about what Koha means to him.
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  • Our last pop-up of 2020

    Our last pop-up of 2020

    Our last pop-up of the year and what a high to end it on. I’ve met some amazing, resilient, clever, beautiful people in our community over this last year which many have now become friends. Thanks for all the laughs, chats, hugs and most of all thanks for the privilege to be able to provide you with a basic human essential - clothing.
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  • Koha celebrations at Crumb

    Koha celebrations at Crumb

    Thanks to everyone who came down to Crumb on Friday and celebrated our success and met Jesse. She has changed Koha for the better. Thanks to everyone who makes Koha what it is today, those who donate clothing, time and skills. Lets keep the good times rolling!!
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  • Repairing denim, it runs in the jeans.

    Repairing denim, it runs in the jeans.

    With more than 10 years in the game, Renee Williams spends her time teaching clothes mending skills around Auckland through her company The Perfect Hour. She’s also an advocate for understanding the impact that fast fashion has on the environment and volunteers her time to Koha mending some of our donations. We caught up with Renee to talk about the creative Visible Mending movement, ways we can combat our clothing environmental footprint and how sewing quite literally runs in her jeans.
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  • A needle to the haystack of fast fashion

    A needle to the haystack of fast fashion

    In celebration of Second Hand September we sat down with one of Koha’s seamstresses Mallory Mason, who has taken a needle to over 100 of our damaged donations, giving them a second chance at being loved. From her Auckland based home, we discuss her fine arts degree, how she first started volunteering her time to Koha and some of her recommendations for lowering our environmental footprint when it comes to clothing consumption.
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  • Second Hand September

    Second Hand September

    It’s basically impossible to ignore the effects fast fashion is having on our planet, from water use and raw material production, to slave labour a...
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  • Chris Parker

    Chris Parker

    Shout out to Chris Parker - thank you so much for your support! If you have not seen them yet, check Chris combining his fearless style and 80s vib...
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  • Welcome Jesse

    Welcome Jesse

    We got her! Welcome to Koha, Jesse the van. You are sure going to fit right in here and help us reach our dreams by supporting those within and beyond our community. You fit all our kit with a little extra room. Thanks to everyone who donated to our Give a Little, this van is so significant to us. We welcome you all to come down and meet Jesse & I on September 4th to celebrate (lockdown dependent). More details to follow.
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  • Gracie Taylor

    Gracie Taylor

    We connected with Auckland local Gracie Taylor a while back when she had some clothing that she wanted to donate. Being a fangirl of her podcast @thegirlsuninterupted, I decided to asked her a few questions about responsibility and waste, community and why she chose to donate to Koha. You can read the answers below.
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  • FASHIONZ Interview

    FASHIONZ Interview

    Thankful for the opportunity and the write up on FASHIONZ. For those who are interested in how Koha began and where it is heading click the link below to have a read of our feature. I am so proud of what we are achieving and forever grateful for all the continued support around me. 
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  • Crumb x Koha Podcast

    Crumb x Koha Podcast

    I recently sat down with Miles the owner of Crumb in Grey Lynn and discussed all things England, Koha and current global affairs for their latest p...
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  • Interview with Radio NZ

    Interview with Radio NZ

    I feel so fortunate and proud to have recently been able to speak with Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand. Thank you for the opportunity to keep the momentum and spreading the word about Koha so that we can reach more people in our community in need. 
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