Founded in 1991, Rawinia was influenced by wahine (women) in her whanau (family) who were raranga (weavers). Her love of the flax fibre and its potentiality for a multitude of uses has lead her to develop new contemporary ways to use Harakeke (flax).
Harakeke, (New Zealand Flax) is an iconic native plant that thrives throughout Aotearoa. It is a traditional, highly valued Maori resource that is still widely used today. We feel proud to continue the tradition of sustainable flax use in an exciting, contemporary form – harakeke paper.
WHAT WE DO
Puna Ecopreneur is a business dedicated to supplying discerning customers with a high quality, hand-made product.
Our flax is harvested with care, using sustainable ecological principles. The resulting paper reflects the beauty and freshness of New Zealand’s unspoilt wetlands, pure mountain water, clean air and clear golden sunlight.
HARAKEKE PAPER IS...
• 100% natural flax fibre
• A sustainable harvested natural resource
• pH neutral for longevity
• Biodegradable, but durable
• Hand-made using traditional Maori principles
Flax Paper is the bread & butter of Puna Ecopreneur.
These one-off, personalized, original pieces are hand-made with 100% organic materials.
We offer a range of organic colors, textures and thicknesses for a piece that suits you.
Our products include: Paper, Giftwrap, Letter writing sheets, Envelopes, Artpaper, Specialty Products & Business Cards.
Visit our shop for a selection of pre-packaged paper items.
Our paper LOVES Screen Prints. We have a range of artwork to choose from as well as the option to design more personal pieces of art. We can screen print artwork onto flax paper in any form; book covers, wallpaper, room dividers, feature rooms, canvas, lampshades & whatever else you desire.
Original Handmade high quality designs. Specific to the clients requests.
Puna Ecopreneur Wall Features will add a WOW factor to your home or business. This collection is inspired by the desire to work alongside the clients to create a personal, meaningful piece. Upon request we will work with you to find the feature that suits you, so each product suits your personal style.
We can make Wall Features for: Corporate Buildings, Executive Board Rooms, High End Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Private Residences & Private Yachts. We also make: Wallpaper, Room Dividers, Feature Rooms, Lampshades, Limited Editions & One-offs.
Puna Ecopreneur works alongside young Fashion Designers providing clothing labels, tissue wrap and packaging for high end fashion products and couture fashion lines.
Also view the work below of Shannon Thompson, a Kiwi-born & London-based Fashion Designer.
Pounamu, also known as Greenstone, is a precious stone found only in the South Island of New Zealand.
These Pounamu are sourced by Puna Ecopreneurs close friend, Maha.
Please contact us to find out more.
Puna Ecopreneur is proud to support Maha in tastefully creating a treasure for the individual.
Phone 027 200 8887