• Melissa Reid Jun 03, 2021

    The Origin of Our New Cashmere Collection

    Cashmere is considered to be one of the softest and most luxurious natural fabrics, so we are excited to bring you our new cashmere collection!

    Cashmere is considered to be one of the softest and most luxurious natural fabrics, so we are excited to bring you our new cashmere collection!

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  • Melissa Reid May 02, 2021

    Our Mother's Day 2021 Gift Guide Has Something For Every Mum

    Whatever your mum loves (besides you, of course!) we’ve rounded up a collection of Annah Stretton favourites to help you find the best Mother’s Day gift. Whatever your mum loves (besides you, of course!) we’ve rounded up a collection of Annah Stretton favourites to help you find the best Mother’s Day gift.

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  • Sami Stretton Oct 09, 2020

    The Most Comfortable Masks!

    Sandra Geange, CEO of the Middlemore foundation, is thrilled with both the quality and quantity, as well as the value, of our amazing masks. Sandra Geange, CEO of the Middlemore foundation, is thrilled with both the quality and quantity, as well as the value, of our amazing masks.

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  • Annah Stretton May 07, 2020

    Are cotton face masks better than no mask?

    A cotton face mask is a non-medical grade mask and therefore does NOT provide you with 100% protection from contracting COVID-19. So is there any point in wearing one? A cotton face mask is a non-medical grade mask and therefore does NOT provide you with 100% protection from contracting COVID-19. So is there any point in wearing one?

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  • Annah Stretton Mar 06, 2020

    International Women's Day 2020 - Interview with Annah

    The theme for International Women's Day 2020 is #eachforequal - Below are some thoughts from Annah about IWD, RAW and Business. The theme for International Women's Day 2020 is #eachforequal - Below are some thoughts from Annah about IWD, RAW and Business.

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  • Annah Stretton Feb 18, 2019

    Helping Hand for Charities

    A business-led initiative that will give Waikato charities access to high-quality advice and support launches next month. A business-led initiative that will give Waikato charities access to high-quality advice and support launches next month.

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  • Annah Stretton Aug 31, 2018

    Dealing with Internet Trolls

    When did we as a race get so inhumane, so gutless and faceless, and why the need to say these vile things at all? When did we as a race get so inhumane, so gutless and faceless, and why the need to say these vile things at all?

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  • Annah Stretton Aug 24, 2018

    Steve Jobs' Last Words

    He died a billionaire at 56yrs of Pancreatic Cancer and here are his last words on the sick bed. He died a billionaire at 56yrs of Pancreatic Cancer and here are his last words on the sick bed.

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  • Annah Stretton Aug 03, 2018

    Growing your own food - is like printing your own money

    We have reacted to so many challenges within our lives and environment with a positive change yet prioritising our wellness still seems to be the last cab off the rank. We have reacted to so many challenges within our lives and environment with a positive change yet prioritising our wellness still seems to be the last cab off the rank.

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  • Annah Stretton Apr 12, 2020

    The official word, face masks help stop the spread

    Extract of an article by Siouxsie Wiles published on The Spinoff on 6 April 2020 about the benefits of wearing a mask. Extract of an article by Siouxsie Wiles published on The Spinoff on 6 April 2020 about the benefits of wearing a mask.

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  • Annah Stretton Jun 15, 2018

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    A topic that is awful to think about and even harder to comprehend; the elderly being abused. But it is happening, it is a global issue, and New Zealand is no exception. A topic that is awful to think about and even harder to comprehend; the elderly being abused. But it is happening, it is a global issue, and New Zealand is no exception.

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  • Annah Stretton May 29, 2018

    Small Steps Lead To Big Gains

    The Kia Puāwai approach is based on three core principles - nutrition, movement and mind management - and is the brainchild of fashion designer Annah Stretton. The Kia Puāwai approach is based on three core principles - nutrition, movement and mind management - and is the brainchild of fashion designer Annah Stretton.

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  • Annah Stretton Oct 10, 2017

    STOP the Body Shaming … Now!

    So we get up every day, and self-deprecate as to what our body isn’t, with little thought to how damn amazing our body actually is. So we get up every day, and self-deprecate as to what our body isn’t, with little thought to how damn amazing our body actually is.

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  • Melissa Reid Mar 08, 2021

    Mother-Daughter Life Lessons: Learning from Each Other

    Mum and daughter business owners Sonia and Braidy Lidington with Jetson The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is Choose to Challenge — the premise being that “a challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”. One of the key values at Annah Stretton is supporting and encouraging women in business. Annah and Sami's bond and passion for building their business piqued our interest in celebrating other women-owned local family businesses.... Mum and daughter business owners Sonia and Braidy Lidington with Jetson The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is Choose to Challenge — the premise being that “a challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”. One of the key values at Annah Stretton is supporting and encouraging women in business. Annah and Sami's bond and passion for building their business piqued our interest in celebrating other women-owned local family businesses....

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  • Annah Stretton Mar 05, 2021

    Challenge Is Just the Flip Side of Passion

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 — Choose to Challenge — has the life and times of Annah Stretton written all over it. So we have taken this opportunity to both celebrate and share what sits behind one of New Zealand’s most enduring and colourful brands. Defying the Odds Annah is first to admit that no one expected her to survive the first year, let alone 30. No-one, that is,... The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 — Choose to Challenge — has the life and times of Annah Stretton written all over it. So we have taken this opportunity to both celebrate and share what sits behind one of New Zealand’s most enduring and colourful brands. Defying the Odds Annah is first to admit that no one expected her to survive the first year, let alone 30. No-one, that is,...

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  • Annah Stretton Aug 17, 2018

    The Extremities That Are China

    China is evolving quickly, I am constantly amazed at this counties ability to copy with no consequence but I guess if you set up your manufacturing base here, there will always be repercussions. China is evolving quickly, I am constantly amazed at this counties ability to copy with no consequence but I guess if you set up your manufacturing base here, there will always be repercussions.

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  • Annah Stretton Aug 10, 2018

    Working Poor verses Business Poor

    The working poor is an environment that I know so well with my much-loved charity work and one that I am constantly looking for more opportunities to bring to the people within this environment. The working poor is an environment that I know so well with my much-loved charity work and one that I am constantly looking for more opportunities to bring to the people within this environment.

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