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Whenua Pj Short Sleeve Sets

Pj Range

Available now! NB - 12 months

Waiporoporo/Purple Long Sleeve Onesie

Iti Range

WHENUA PĒPI ONESIES

Authentic and cultural designs in a variety of ranges

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BEHIND THE TEAM - Our Story

Our business “Whenua" is a small whānau business that has been launched since August 2020

Ko Shivonne Tufuga (nee Kutia) rāua ko Lynette Kutia (Mum) are the wāhine that run the business but co-own with both our husbands Fareti Tufuga (Husband) and Tuara Kutia (Dad). I was originally born in Gisborne but grew up in a small place called Otane within the Central Hawkes bay region. I am of Māori decent and of Ngāti Kōnohi and Ngāti Porou tribe. I have been married for five years to my husband Fareti who is of Samoan, Māori and Cook Island decent, and we have three beautiful tamariki Mathius, Milayna and Makarni.

We own our own papakāinga property within Te Tairawhiti where we all live and work from. Mid 2019 I had this idea In my head about creating a baby onesie that could represent the beauty of different cultures especially towards our Māori culture and also the Polynesian side which was inspired to me by my husband and beautiful children who are both of Māori and Polynesian decent. When I would dress our daughter Milayna (who was 8 months at the time) there were no styles out there. So I decided to sketch up a design to see what It would look like and before you know it mum and I decided to create this business.  With almost one year of planning and researching we were able to release our pēpi kākahu to everyone.

Shop our long sleeve onesies or pēpi singlet onesies

Ranging in a variety of designs and bright colours

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Feedback

The kākahu are so beautiful, the prompt response to communication and the customer service is beyond amazing, we will always support your business and encourage our friends and whānau around the world to do the same.

Clinton and Jevaise

I purchased four times now and am impressed everytime. He tino harikoa āhau ki a koutou mahi me ō kakahu mō a mātou mokopuna...xx

Suzeanne

Our order came quickly and we are soo happy with the onesies, the colours are nice and the sizing offers alot of room to grow.

Holly

Absolutely love these, my partner and I brought these quite a while ago to suit the season and babys size, amazing quality, nice and warm, beautiful designs.

Jason

I made a couple purchases for my cousin in Hawaii who's first child is due in March. They arrived really quick & they were so beautiful, love the colours & quality. My cousin & his wife video called us tonight & they absolutely love them.

Artorier

Thank you, I have received it and they are absolutely beautiful....good quality as well Many thanks

Mardia

Absolutely fabulous customer service!! I made an order and did not read the sizing chart or the feeback, I advised Whenua clothing and they were extremely helpful in swapping my item over with such stress free transaction on my behalf!! Unbelievable service and truley appreciate all the effort.

Mihi

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