Herald's indulge

Stephanie Saxton's ethically-made swimwear and activewear hits the runway...

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Bravo Tv

First video interview following Fashion Week with Bravo TV ~ thank you for having me Cassidy Morris. 

I will post the video here when it launches in December! 


The register

Emerging designer Stephanie Saxton is infusing the essence of Athenree – population 672 - into a range of activewear and swimwear. She shares some reflections on the design process, body confidence, and the importance of getting your toes sandy every day...

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New zealand herald

Every step in bringing Saltysea to life has been a proud moment for me. From seeing the samples for the first time and spending time with my manufacturers to seeing people on the streets and beaches wearing Saltysea with confidence. It's been such an incredible feeling, and now to be a part of New Zealand Fashion Week as one of the New-Emerging Brands — this will definitely be a proud moment, I am so excited about what's to come...

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Bay of plenty times

What's the best career advice you've received?
To stay true to myself and the values I've set for Saltysea...

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waihi leader newspaper

Promising first steps in the fashion industry have been taken by Athenree designer Stephanie Saxton. The 24-year-old will feature her Saltysea collection in a runway show at the New Zealand Fashion Week from August 27 to September 2. Stephanie says the fashion industry was never on her radar, but the Athenree entrepreneur proved she has the creative talent to make it to the industry's top event...

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Fashion nz

Stephanie Saxton is the designer of lifestyle brand Saltysea which she founded earlier this year. The label makes its New Zealand Fashion Week debut next month ... creating thoughtful clothing that is sustainable and comfortable is Stephanie’s aim and Saltysea has had a warm reception online since its launch.

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NZ Fashion Week

An ethically made brand that epitomises the spirit of adventure, while honouring the natural curves of a woman's body. With a devotion to simplistic and thoughtful designs, our goal is to leave a positive ethical and environmental footprint on the world. 

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the humble act

- Rachael Baskerville

If like me, you favour water over land, your swimwear is as necessary a wardrobe staple as any other.  If you’re looking for some pieces that are sustainable, durable, and lovely, here are a few of my favourites. 

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