New Zealand Clothing Icons
In this area of newzealandatoz.com we will put together New Zealand clothing that we think are icons of NZ. Our definition of an icon is clothing that is famous in New Zealand and should be known in the rest of the world. Some clothing labels you would know others you may not (but should), but if you mention any of these clothing brands to a New Zealander they will know what you are talking about, from Canterbury and Line 7 to Swandri. Canterbury of New Zealand
CANTERBURY OF NEW ZEALAND
The number one rugby apparel brand in the world. Canterbury of New Zealand is located in the Canterbury province of New Zealand and had its beginnings in the late 1880’s and when two family companies joined forces in 1904 the foundations of the Canterbury of New Zealand brand were laid. For many years Canterbury of New Zealand was a major part of the Lane Walker Rudkin group of companies and was formed to market the “Canterbury of New Zealand” brand. The company that started making knitwear in the Canterbury of New Zealand province of New Zealand is now known as “Canterbury of New Zealand” and is recognised as the number one rugby apparel brand in the world. The brand is distributed widely around the world focussing on rugby playing nations.
The head office is based in Christchurch (the capital of the Canterbury province) on the South Island of New Zealand. There are operations in Brisbane, Australia; Manchester, United Kingdom; and Cape Town, South Africa. The brand is also manufactured and marketed in Japan under licence by Canterbury of New Zealand Japan. In New Zealand, Australia and Asia the company has dedicated specialty stores which sit alongside duty free, sports, department, and menswear stores (Check out the ‘Store Locator’ to find your nearest store). No other apparel company in the world has the same singular focus on rugby as Canterbury of New Zealand. Canterbury of New Zealand built its foundations in club rugby, the grass roots of the game, and while it outfits high profile international sides such as Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Fiji, and Japan, it has never lost sight of its beginnings. It was a chance request by a friend of one of the company’s founders that led the company into manufacturing rugby jerseys.
The avid rugby player wanted to see if the company could produce a playing jersey that would not only be tough enough to withstand the rigours of the game, but would also be comfortable and stylish. In fact, Canterbury of New Zealand made its jerseys so well that word soon leaked out to other rugby playing nations. Canterbury of New Zealand jerseys found their way all over the world including North America where they became just as desirable off the field as on. During the late 1970’s the Canterbury of New Zealand jersey became a hot item in the North American casual wear market. Whilst the growth of ‘lifestyle’ clothing for the company has been nothing short of fantastic, to be successful off the field Canterbury of New Zealand recognises that it must remain the champion on the field. No other apparel company in the world has the same singular focus on rugby as Canterbury of New Zealand.
CONTACT CANTERBURY OF NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
CANTERBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD
: HEAD OFFICE
147 Nelson St
P.O. Box 90221
Canterbury International (Australia)
Pty Ltd, Unit7 836 Boundary Rd,
Ph 61-7-3291 7777
4-14-7 Higashi Komagata,
Ph 813 3624-2381
Fax. 813 3624-2401
Canterbury International (Far East) Ltd Room 1103-5,
Easey Commercial Bldg.,
253-261 Hennessy Road,
Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Tel : +852 25111113
39 Union St,
P.O. Box 911075,
Canterbury International South Africa Ltd,
104-106 Borfors Circle,
Ph 27-21-535 2760
Fax 27-21-535 2737
1st Floor Houldsworth Mill,
Houldsworth St, Reddish,
Ph: 44 161 947 9933
Fax: 44 161 947 9955
Canterbury of New Zealand
P.O. Box 8115 Berkeley,
CA 94707-8115 U.S.A.
Ph: 510 595-3555
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Add in all store addresses around the world from this site please http://www.line7.com/Line7/stores_aust.aspx History of Line 7 Line 7 makes high quality clothing for today's casual lifestyle. Styled in New Zealand, inspired by an authentic nautical heritage A brand born at sea Line 7 began life in 1963 making wet weather clothing for sailors. New Zealand's high rainfall and harsh conditions made it the perfect testing grounds. Sailors soon noted the quality and performance and Line 7's reputation for outstanding clothing spread rapidly to marina's around the world. Wherever New Zealand sailors have made history Line 7 has been there with them. The America's Cup, Round the World Yacht Races and Olympic Games are but a few of the success stories. Today Line 7 offers quality, style and comfort to more than just the sailing elite.
Styled in New Zealand, Line 7 offers an extensive range of casual wear for men and women. Line 7 is a brand with a clear and unwavering promise to our customers: An originality of design, contemporary but backed by an authentic and recognized heritage. A consistently high standard of design, fabrication and construction of garments A genuine commitment and association with the icons of contemporary sailing. Swandri Survival of the fittest As it occurs in nature, so it is in business. We began over 100 years ago and we think we have learnt a thing or two about making great clothing. More than any other Kiwi clothing brand, Swanndri has surely won the right to call itself the New Zealand legend. Ask anyone why they wear Swanndri and you’d think they were talking abut an old friend. Such is the affection so many Kiwis have for this clothing icon.
Through generations of service to farming and the outdoors, Swanndri have indeed created a brand of legendary status. The Classic Swanndri range represents the very best in functional, hardwearing, great value clothing for outdoor work & activity. Swanndri certainly hasn’t rested on its laurels and has moved with the times, you will now find a range of garments that appeal to both rural and urban folk alike. The Smartwear by Swanndri range is designed to look great for everyday living and is versatile enough to wear anywhere. We’re a proud New Zealand Company. The values of quality and integrity are woven in to the fabric of the garments you wear, that’s why they last so long Swanndri is all about the New Zealand lifestyle. Nearly every Kiwi household has an old Swanndri hanging over the back of a door.
We believe that there is value in our heritage, an attribute we acknowledge as we develop and evolve Swanndri. As it occurs in nature, so it is in business. We began over 100 years ago, and we think we've learned a thing or two about making great clothing. We're a proud New Zealand Company. The values of quality and integrity are woven into the fabric of the garments you wear, that's why they last so long. Swanndri® is all about the New Zealand lifestyle. Nearly every Kiwi household has an old Swanndri® hanging over the back of a door. We believe that there is value in our heritage, an attribute we acknowledge as we develop and evolve Swanndri.
New Zealand Enquiries
: Swanndri New Zealand PO Box 8158 Riccarton
Phone: 0800 800 446
Email Enquiries: email@example.com
UK & Europe:
Swanndri Europe Limited
Edward Lewis The Hitchens Farm Shocklach Malpas Cheshire
SY147BH United Kingdom
Phone: 00 44 1948 770 779
Fax: 00 44 1948 770 747
Email Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watt 26 Landis Street McDowall,
Phone: 07 3353 5958
Fax: 07 33536594
Mobile: 0410 497 635
Ian Stackhouse Stackhouse Sales Pty Ltd
24 Kawana Crescent
Phone: 03 9560 3675
Fax: 03 9560 8085
9a Parkinson Lane
Phone: 08 9337 8264
Fax: 08 9331 2993
Mobile: 0417 186 870
Rest of the World: International enquiries: email@example.com
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