I have always dabbled in sewing and craft. I am self taught with a bit of help from my mum who is also a sewer, crafter and artist. I design and create all my pieces. I have 3 boys and a girl. With SunHaze in this mix my life is very busy but fulfilling.
I feel that swimwear is like lingerie, it needs to fit perfectly, comfortably and just for you. That is why all SunHaze swimwear is made to order. I create clothing and swimwear that is timeless, comfortable and can be worn on any occasion for all figures.
Inspiration comes from everywhere, my friends, where I live, and also my customers who would like me to create exactly what they are looking for.
How long have you been making your SunHaze collection?
I started making my designs in August 2012.
How did you get started?
Having three boys I found that boys’ clothing was seriously lacking in style and comfort. I wanted something different that would stand out so I started with Vintage Hawaii fabric and digital prints. Through the success of my boy’s line I decided to expand and start girls clothing as well as swimwear for girls. The next step for me was women’s clothing and swimwear.
What is your greatest inspiration?
My family is my greatest inspiration and creation.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
Keeping one step ahead is a challenge. Fashion changes on a daily basis so creating pieces that will be timeless but in season is always a challenge. Time management and the constant ideas and thoughts are always a challenge.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
Working to the beat of my own drum and the freedom to be there for my children.