Every day goodness grows here
Every dress we sell enables us to transform the lives of female offenders, restore New Zealander's health and wellbeing and open doors for the next wave of woman entrepreneurs. Look behind the Label and see the goodness we’re growing.
Changing from a life of crime to a life of promise
The RAW Charity is a social enterprise set up by Annah Stretton in 2014 to help female offenders successfully transition from a life of crime to a life of promise through education, employment and intensive peer support. Working alongside her Sister Rebecca, who has had 25 years working in mental health, The RAW Programme has been hailed by the NZ Department of Corrections as a breakthrough rehabilitation model with an unparalleled record of success.
To find out more about how RAW is changing women’s lives visit raw.org.nz.
Stand up, be healthy, and blossom
Today New Zealand ranks as one of the western world’s most overweight countries. Traditional health messages have simply not reached or gained traction with those needing to prioritise their health the most. To break through the apathy and move people away from all the boom to bust dieting and exercise fads that never bring about lasting change, Annah Stretton established a wellness venture called Kia Puāwai.
The Kia Puāwai approach is based around three core principles - Nutrition, Movement and Mind Management - and with a motto of ‘gain health, not weight’ it assists people with making small edits to their lifestyle to bring about incremental but lasting improvements in their wellness.
To find out more about how Kia Puawai is changing women’s lives visit kiapuawai.org.nz.
Fostering opportunity amongst the next generation of women entrepreneurs
During her incredible 25-year journey as a fashion designer, manufacturer and retailer, Annah Stretton has collected a life time of skills and knowledge about what it takes to run a successful team and a thriving business. Hard work, long hours, tenacity and courage are all vital parts of the formula for success, but so too are connections. We can all recall people that have crossed our paths, often at times of great challenge, and offered a word of advice or an insight into a different pathway forward. They're worth their weight in gold and the world needs more of them!
Find Your Wings is a small not-for-profit that has been set up by Annah Stretton to help prepare and connect the next generation of women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the people that can that can help them to advance their dream.
Annah will personally work with successful applicants to refine their pitch and leverage her network to connect them with the right people. Not-for-Profit, Charitable and Commercial ventures are all eligible to apply to Find Your Wings.
To apply, simply complete the following application form.
Transforming the effectiveness of Waikato's charitable and not-for-profit sector
Today there are over 110,000 charities and not-for-profits in New Zealand that collectively contribute over $9 billion to the economy. Their good work positively affects the lives of millions in our community but imagine how much more these charities and not-for-profits could do if they had a bit more help? The Good Collective is a team of people coming together to supercharge the impact that charities and not-for-profits can have within our community through the selection, provision and support of essential business services.
To find out more about The Good Collective visit thegoodcollective.org.nz.
Make a donation to the SPCA
Right from the outset, Annah Stretton has been a proud sponsor and supporter of animal charities in New Zealand.
Animals never fail to bring out the love in us and, just like so many of our gorgeous customer with pets, our own animals hold a special place in our families and in our hearts.
To celebrate our love for animals, we’ve decided to dedicate our 2018/19 Summer Collection to one of New Zealand’s most loved charities, the SPCA.
That means when you buy a gorgeous frock this summer you will be given the opportunity to make a contribution to the SPCA. Make it $10 or more and we will add in one of our adorable doggie shopping bags.
Check out some of the awesome work that the SPCA do in our community by visiting rnzspca.org.nz.