Nisa: underwear with a mission

By Nisa Clothing Limited

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NZ $20,045 pledged


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Nisa: Underwear With A Mission

Project 2017-10-26 16:37:53 +1300

Update: We are so overwhelmed and grateful for the response we have had since launching the Pledge Me on Friday evening. We reached our goal in a weekend!  ❤️  We now aim to push past our goal of $10,000 and reach $20,000. The additional income will go towards:

  1. ongoing product developing, including offering larger sizes
  2. staff training
  3. increasing staff wages

We will be posting updates about our progress through our Instagram/Facebook account. In other news, we were on the front page of the Dominion Post! Check out the full article here.

Nisa is an underwear label that aims to help women from the bottom up.  Our underwear is lovingly sewn by women from a refugee background in a sunny studio in Wellington, NZ.  Our mission is to provide them with meaningful and interesting paid work, while at the same time making kick-ass undies.

 

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Nisa’s founding employees are Boshra, left, from Syria, Fowziya from Somalia and Rana from Iraq

 

We work with the softest organic cotton knit fabric and locally woven elastics to create a hug for your bottom.  We have four different styles of briefs to suit every shape, size and lifestyle.  We also offer bralettes in matching colours, for those with comfort in mind.

 

The Nisa team has three employees from refugee backgrounds and our goal is to employ more.  Our employees have sewing skills from their home countries, which we’ve built on by training them to use our specialist lingerie sewing machines.

 

We believe Kiwis need to do our best to help refugees not just resettle, but thrive in New Zealand.  Help us launch our brand and transform lives one derrière at a time.

 

 

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Ashleigh wears the grey set (high waisted half cheek brief and bralette), and Newala and Tian are wearing the white set (low waisted, half cheek brief and bralette).  Check out our website for our full product range (www.nisa.co.nz)

 

 

 

The limited edition Christmas snowflake pattern shows our full cheek option.  

 

Our team

 

Elisha Watson quit her full-time job as a lawyer to found Nisa early this year, after spending two years volunteering with the Red Cross as a refugee resettlement volunteer.

Elisha spoke to many refugees who desperately wanted to find work - to become better integrated in their communities and provide for their families - but were held back by language and cultural barriers.

 

She bonded with many women over their shared love of sewing, and wanted to create a business that would utilise those skills and provide them with their first job in New Zealand.

 

Nisa’s founding employees are Boshra (from Syria), Rana (from Iraq) and Fowziya (from Somalia).  We can’t wait for our team to grow. We also have the lovely Shannon helping with marketing.

 

Our ask

 

We are in the pre-launch phase at the moment, and there are a few final costs to meet before we can formally launch our online shop in Jan/Feb.  We need two more specialist industrial sewing machines (which cost approximately $4,000 each) to make the best underwear possible, and we need to train our employees to use them safely and sew to the highest standard.  We also want to further develop our line of bralettes - we have patterns and test pairs, but we want to ensure we can offer a range of sizes.

 

Find us

 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nisaclothingnz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nisaclothingnz

Website: nisa.co.nz

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 1

Only 3 days to go

04/12/2017 at 4:22 PM

Hi everyone!

Thanks for pledging to support Nisa: underwear with a mission.  Our PledgeMe campaign ends on Thursday, so now's the time to share the page with your friends and family before its too late!  We've almost doubled our target, and so now we are reaching for the stars and have ambitious plans to hire a production manager to provide expert training to our employees from refugee backgrounds.

We will send out an email after the campaign ends with specific information on how we will be honouring your pledges, but until then you can check out a recent video that Re: made about us here.

We had a photoshoot of our workshop recently and you can peruse the photos here

Remember to follow us on instagram / facebook to get more updates as we progress through our underwear journey.

Thanks a million for your support!

Elisha, founder of Nisa

    Pledgers 293

    Sheila Hart
    2017-12-07 20:33:35 +1300

    "Great initiative!"

    Frances Jacomb
    2017-12-07 20:28:34 +1300
    Emily Legge
    2017-12-07 20:22:45 +1300

    "Great work Elisha, can’t wait for the launch!"

    linda miles
    2017-12-07 20:20:33 +1300
    Alice Baucke
    2017-12-07 20:18:16 +1300
    Nomis Hoffmann
    2017-12-07 19:43:28 +1300

    "So cool Elisha! And congrats on escaping that law life! Can’t wait to see the finished product. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-07 18:52:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-07 17:58:02 +1300

    "Great work, guys!"

    Samantha Hutton
    2017-12-07 17:01:46 +1300
    Sam Seiniger
    2017-12-07 13:59:28 +1300
    Jessica Fulton
    2017-12-07 13:48:52 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-07 13:12:58 +1300

    "great cause and comfy looking underwear! can't wait to get a pair"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-07 13:12:52 +1300
    Evelyn Ebrey
    2017-12-07 11:13:08 +1300

    "Such a wonderful project. Well done Elisha and team nisa"

    Josephine Byrnes
    2017-12-07 10:35:26 +1300

    "Yes, I’m very late to the party! Well done to you and your team Elisha!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-07 10:24:12 +1300
    Marette Morrissey
    2017-12-06 18:55:03 +1300
    Rosie
    2017-12-06 17:24:56 +1300
    Liz - founder shift skateboards
    2017-12-06 16:31:17 +1300
    Sophie
    2017-12-05 10:06:56 +1300
    Shahd Mahmoud
    2017-12-05 05:55:14 +1300
    Ellen Sima
    2017-12-04 20:24:13 +1300
    Hayley McCarthy
    2017-12-04 10:42:10 +1300
    Hannah
    2017-12-04 02:30:32 +1300
    Fiona
    2017-12-03 21:10:28 +1300
    Lisabertha Clark
    2017-12-03 20:36:03 +1300

    "Fantastic work ladies! "

    David
    2017-12-03 17:56:21 +1300
    Raj Patel
    2017-12-02 13:04:19 +1300

    "Great work & good luck!"

    Isla
    2017-11-30 21:54:09 +1300
    Isla
    2017-11-30 21:53:29 +1300

    Nisa: Underwear With A Mission

    Project 2017-10-26 16:37:53 +1300

    Update: We are so overwhelmed and grateful for the response we have had since launching the Pledge Me on Friday evening. We reached our goal in a weekend!  ❤️  We now aim to push past our goal of $10,000 and reach $20,000. The additional income will go towards:

    1. ongoing product developing, including offering larger sizes
    2. staff training
    3. increasing staff wages

    We will be posting updates about our progress through our Instagram/Facebook account. In other news, we were on the front page of the Dominion Post! Check out the full article here.

    Nisa is an underwear label that aims to help women from the bottom up.  Our underwear is lovingly sewn by women from a refugee background in a sunny studio in Wellington, NZ.  Our mission is to provide them with meaningful and interesting paid work, while at the same time making kick-ass undies.

     

    Still 01 edited.jpg

    Nisa’s founding employees are Boshra, left, from Syria, Fowziya from Somalia and Rana from Iraq

     

    We work with the softest organic cotton knit fabric and locally woven elastics to create a hug for your bottom.  We have four different styles of briefs to suit every shape, size and lifestyle.  We also offer bralettes in matching colours, for those with comfort in mind.

     

    The Nisa team has three employees from refugee backgrounds and our goal is to employ more.  Our employees have sewing skills from their home countries, which we’ve built on by training them to use our specialist lingerie sewing machines.

     

    We believe Kiwis need to do our best to help refugees not just resettle, but thrive in New Zealand.  Help us launch our brand and transform lives one derrière at a time.

     

     

    F1010019.jpg

    F1000014.jpg

    F1000017.jpg

    F1030026.jpg

    Ashleigh wears the grey set (high waisted half cheek brief and bralette), and Newala and Tian are wearing the white set (low waisted, half cheek brief and bralette).  Check out our website for our full product range (www.nisa.co.nz)

     

     

     

    The limited edition Christmas snowflake pattern shows our full cheek option.  

     

    Our team

     

    Elisha Watson quit her full-time job as a lawyer to found Nisa early this year, after spending two years volunteering with the Red Cross as a refugee resettlement volunteer.

    Elisha spoke to many refugees who desperately wanted to find work - to become better integrated in their communities and provide for their families - but were held back by language and cultural barriers.

     

    She bonded with many women over their shared love of sewing, and wanted to create a business that would utilise those skills and provide them with their first job in New Zealand.

     

    Nisa’s founding employees are Boshra (from Syria), Rana (from Iraq) and Fowziya (from Somalia).  We can’t wait for our team to grow. We also have the lovely Shannon helping with marketing.

     

    Our ask

     

    We are in the pre-launch phase at the moment, and there are a few final costs to meet before we can formally launch our online shop in Jan/Feb.  We need two more specialist industrial sewing machines (which cost approximately $4,000 each) to make the best underwear possible, and we need to train our employees to use them safely and sew to the highest standard.  We also want to further develop our line of bralettes - we have patterns and test pairs, but we want to ensure we can offer a range of sizes.

     

    Find us

     

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/nisaclothingnz

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/nisaclothingnz

    Website: nisa.co.nz

    Email: [email protected]

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    Only 3 days to go

    04/12/2017 at 4:22 PM

    Hi everyone!

    Thanks for pledging to support Nisa: underwear with a mission.  Our PledgeMe campaign ends on Thursday, so now's the time to share the page with your friends and family before its too late!  We've almost doubled our target, and so now we are reaching for the stars and have ambitious plans to hire a production manager to provide expert training to our employees from refugee backgrounds.

    We will send out an email after the campaign ends with specific information on how we will be honouring your pledges, but until then you can check out a recent video that Re: made about us here.

    We had a photoshoot of our workshop recently and you can peruse the photos here

    Remember to follow us on instagram / facebook to get more updates as we progress through our underwear journey.

    Thanks a million for your support!

    Elisha, founder of Nisa

      Sheila Hart
      2017-12-07 20:33:35 +1300

      "Great initiative!"

      Frances Jacomb
      2017-12-07 20:28:34 +1300
      Emily Legge
      2017-12-07 20:22:45 +1300

      "Great work Elisha, can’t wait for the launch!"

      linda miles
      2017-12-07 20:20:33 +1300
      Alice Baucke
      2017-12-07 20:18:16 +1300
      Nomis Hoffmann
      2017-12-07 19:43:28 +1300

      "So cool Elisha! And congrats on escaping that law life! Can’t wait to see the finished product. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-07 18:52:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-07 17:58:02 +1300

      "Great work, guys!"

      Samantha Hutton
      2017-12-07 17:01:46 +1300
      Sam Seiniger
      2017-12-07 13:59:28 +1300
      Jessica Fulton
      2017-12-07 13:48:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-07 13:12:58 +1300

      "great cause and comfy looking underwear! can't wait to get a pair"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-07 13:12:52 +1300
      Evelyn Ebrey
      2017-12-07 11:13:08 +1300

      "Such a wonderful project. Well done Elisha and team nisa"

      Josephine Byrnes
      2017-12-07 10:35:26 +1300

      "Yes, I’m very late to the party! Well done to you and your team Elisha!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-07 10:24:12 +1300
      Marette Morrissey
      2017-12-06 18:55:03 +1300
      Rosie
      2017-12-06 17:24:56 +1300
      Liz - founder shift skateboards
      2017-12-06 16:31:17 +1300
      Sophie
      2017-12-05 10:06:56 +1300
      Shahd Mahmoud
      2017-12-05 05:55:14 +1300
      Ellen Sima
      2017-12-04 20:24:13 +1300
      Hayley McCarthy
      2017-12-04 10:42:10 +1300
      Hannah
      2017-12-04 02:30:32 +1300
      Fiona
      2017-12-03 21:10:28 +1300
      Lisabertha Clark
      2017-12-03 20:36:03 +1300

      "Fantastic work ladies! "

      David
      2017-12-03 17:56:21 +1300
      Raj Patel
      2017-12-02 13:04:19 +1300

      "Great work & good luck!"

      Isla
      2017-11-30 21:54:09 +1300
      Isla
      2017-11-30 21:53:29 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 07/12/2017 at 9:00 PM.