Niugini Native, one of Papua New Guinea’s top apparel and fashion brands will showcase its wares at Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s Path to the Pacific Trade Show on 6 April. Niugini Native comes from Boroko in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The company is owned by Wandid Sonia Amini Korimbo. She attended PTI NZ’s Path to Market workshop in PNG where she was invited to attend PTI NZ’s five-day Path to Market programme in Auckland.

It will be a unique opportunity to introduce Niugini Native to Auckland audiences. And hopefully, open trade and export opportunities based on shared cultural backgrounds.

“Because we have similar cultural designs, but PNG have more to offer in its diverse culture,” Mrs Korimbo says.

Niugini Native is a well-established clothing company supplying quality corporate uniforms for Government Departments, hotel corporates and sports teams. They are also a high-end fashion label that entered a range in PNG’s Fashion Week in 2017.

Niugini Native is exclusively stocked at Jack’s PNG, a large clothing retail store from Fiji, a well-known brand in the Pacific. At the Auckland trade show, they will showcase earrings, purses, shoes, dresses and shirts.

Although New Zealanders are familiar with the Polynesian styled patterns and designs PNG’s motifs and patterns will offer something a little different.

Niugini Native’s Facebook page has some great photos of their happy clients. The PNG’s Department of Finance were also dressed in colourful patterned corporate dress uniforms, a unique reflection of PNG’s culture. Check out the two-tone shirts were made up for the Department of Education. PNG’s 2018 Olympic team was also decked out Niugini Native made smart dress outfits with PNG’s iconic Bird of Paradise on one shoulder of the sublimated patterned tops and shirts.

The Path to Market programme is a multi-staged structured programme to help Pacific Island businesses better understand exporting into the New Zealand market.

For more information email Ian Furlong, PTI NZ Trade Development Manager on ian.f@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz

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