Welcome to Zoe & Gem! We create a range of gorgeous handmade clothing and accessories for the little people in your life.
Zoe & Gem is a one woman band and is run by me, Gemma, with help from my lovely hubby Andrew. I am a stay at home mum, with three wonderful little ones Zoe, Isla and Jono. I sometimes work part time as a teacher aide and also help to run a shop in Hastings - Coco & Co. I sew from home in my little craft room in my spare time.
I am especially drawn to bright colours, whimsical prints and stripes when fabric shopping - and am very conscious of using all of my scraps - using bigger pieces to make baby shoes and Isla bunnies, and smaller bits for hair-ties and hair-clips. I am committed to making my sewing practice as waste free as possible, and all orders will arrive in paper or compostable packaging.
I taught myself to sew after borrowing my mums old sewing machine - the one she used to make my clothes when I was younger. I absolutely loved it and haven't stopped since. That was in 2013 when I just had one child, and my business and skills have slowly grown from there.
Zoe & Gem products are currently available at The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things in Napier, and Coco & Co in Hastings.
Thanks for visiting Zoe & Gem, happy shopping!