Tauariki Wear started from humble beginnings. It is a home-based
business in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. My driving force behind
starting up a clothing line came from my children. I needed to find
something I loved to do, something not only unique but something
that shows my identity as a cook Islander.
Art and fashion were among my first passions and hobbies, with
no sort of knowledge of textile painting and fashion design but
with passion for fashion and natural God given talents I created
Tauariki Wear. The name Tauariki is my 2nd given name which
I thought would be fitting to name my clothing line after, as this
line will be a representation of myself and what I am passionate
A big part of our identity is expressed through our cultural attire.
Woman of the pacific particularly our Cook Islands woman love
to dress in our island prints and styles. My business is modest and
Cook Islands style, but at the same time it is very versatile in that
it caters for individuals from all walks of life.
My clothing are all hand- painted/printed in Rarotonga. I love
my island and my culture therefore my outfits capture the beauty
of my homeland, colors used are bright and vibrant that reflect
our Polynesian people. The designs and prints are inspired by the
natural environment around us.
Facebook has been my only source of exposure to the outside
world. I have been involved in local fashion shows and events
namely Miss Cook Islands, Mr Flex cook islands to name a couple
but would love to experience being on the international stage. My
dream is to one day fulfil my vision to successfully market my work
all over the pacific.