We were so inspired by @samantharaejones’ talk on the topic of intention, and her journey with @lyb_uniforms! Thanks to everyone who came along, it was great to see you - so much so that @edgelinephotography took some snaps to mark the occasion. Here are some of our faves, head to FB for the full set. (at Biz Dojo)

Happy Friday! Was great to see everyone last month for Tim Gibson’s talk on craft. Here are some of our favourite shots from the morning 📸⠀

A special shout out to Ryan Ferguson Photography who stepped in last minute to help out with the photography 👏. (at Biz Dojo)

Thanks for joining us last month - it was wonderful to hear Ossie Amir and Fraser McConnell chat about their commitment to creating social impact! Here are just a few of our favourite 📸 from the event - head to our FB page for the rest. See you bright and early next month ☀#cmwlg #cmcommitment #CreativeMornings (at Biz Dojo)

„Everything you do, question it with reason.” Our fantastic speakers this month Fraser McConnell and Ossie Amir sharing their story of commitment to social impact through their work at Choice. www.choicetopay.com 👏🏻✨💛 #creativemornings #cmcommitment (at Biz Dojo)

„Everything you do, question it with reason.” Our fantastic speakers this month Fraser McConnell and Ossie Amir sharing their story of commitment to social impact through their work at Choice. www.choicetopay.com 👏🏻✨💛 #creativemornings #cmcommitment (at Biz Dojo)

Introducing our May #CMCommitment speakers Fraser McConnell and Ossir Amir, co-founders of the blockchain-based social enterprise Choice! Ossie and Fraser have a proven track record in social entrepreneurship, growth hacking, technological innovation, and creative strategy. Some of these projects involve Carbon Valley, Squawk Squad, Upstream Daily and Bot the Builder.They now found themselves working together as co-founders of the blockchain social enterprise, Choice. Choice is a new contactless payments system utilising QR codes that reduces transaction fees for kiwi merchants and allows consumers to allocate 50% of this fee to a charity of their choice.Join us next Friday, May 25th! >> Tickets go live this Friday, get in quick!

Kia ora! We’re jumping for joy to be the new hosts for CreativeMornings Wellington. Thanks so much to Alise and all our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and community of attendees who have helped make #cmwlg what it is today! Looking forward to what the future may bring - Karl and Ania ❤️☕️🙌🏽

Incase you missed our chat with Clare Bowden from Mandatory last month on #cmsurvival it’s now here for your viewing and inspiration!

Introducing our June speaker, Clare Bowden from Mandatory Menswear. This month, Mandatory are celebrating their 20th birthday, so Clare knows a thing or two about what it takes to survive in a tough industry.

Join next Friday 28th of July, tickets go live tomorrow @ 10am!

First I was afraid, I was petrified…. Or so goes the famous Gloria Gaynor song about survival. It is a sentiment that will feel familiar to anyone started in business whose planned vocation was and still is “design”. Designer Clare Bowden was youthfully unafraid and naïve to the toil and commitment of retailing her own wares when she co-founded the menswear store and label Mandatory in 1997.

Celebrating 20 years in business this month, Clare knows a thing or two about what it takes to survive in a tough industry. Clare is co-founder and designer of Mandatory and the Director of the whole operation. She started out managing the manufacturing of the duo’s designs and moved to the shop floor out of necessity during the GFC, often coordinating manufacturing at night to keep the ship upright. Good things came of the change.

These days she buys cloth, co-designs the range, and coordinates the manufacturing schedule while working alongside the managers of both sites. She is responsible for some of the longest selling designs in the store. She handles the trickiest of suiting, casual fittings, and draft patterns. Clare also consults on wardrobes for busy men. She keeps regular weekly shifts on the shop floor and works hard to be the great boss she is constantly praised as being.

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