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After 8 years of trading, we have now closed. We have had fun over the years, sourcing interesting, fairly-produced goodies, and bringing them to New Zealand for you to share. We have enjoyed being able to support artisans and their families in developing countries, together with our NZ charity partners.
However, Covid has changed things for everyone, and we now find we are unable to continue trading. In the last 2 years it has been difficult to purchase goods of acceptable quality and receive them in a timely manner, difficult (near impossible during lockdowns) to arrange shipping and manage the huge price increases, just to get goods to NZ.



When a kiwi family lived among the ever-growing mountains of toxic rubbish generated by an Asian megacity, they began to dream of a zero-waste world.

They gathered with a few local friends around a borrowed sewing machine, and Mutiara was born (it means pearl, after the precious women we serve).

Not only are these hand-made products healthier for your body, but every purchase supports the upskilled work of women normally dependent on rubbish-picking income.

All our products either reduce rubbish or made from perfectly good resources rescued from the waste stream.

Since when did saving the planet feel so good?

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