Kathleen and Robert Trathen established Peppin in 2009.
(Kath's background is in fashion, Rob's photography).
2010 we opened our Herne Bay Auckland store, this was a huge success and a great place to start - we made our biggest impact on the kiddie/babywear market during this time.
From Herne Bay we moved into BLOC Mt Eden ( see picture ), where Peppin shared a space with Douglas&Bec for awhile in a boutique department store setting.
Once our son turned 4 and almost school age - family took priority and we moved away from the city to live out our picket fence 1/4 acre dream.
From this point Peppin was available online and via wholesale only.
Peppin continues to be made in New Zealand with our signature minimalist aesthetic. Locally made is always challenging to say the least - in the last couple of years we have seen two of our major textile suppliers close. But we continue on... - designing, drafting and making onshore.
Future Peppin will offer a variety of New Zealand Made goods and not only for the littlies ! We are looking ahead and adapting to the new landscape - hope to see you there. x