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White and Pink Brief

White and Pink Brief

Regular price $40.00

Mustard And Grey Brief

Mustard And Grey Brief

Regular price $40.00

Black and Bronze Brief

Black and Bronze Brief

Regular price $40.00

Navy and Khaki Brief

Navy and Khaki Brief

Regular price $40.00

Underwear made by women from refugee backgrounds

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, New Zealand.  Our mission is to provide them with meaningful and interesting paid work, while at the same time making kick-ass undies.

Want to get your hands on some Nisa Underwear?

Available from our PledgeMe Crowdfunding Campaign.

Online store launching early 2018. 

Pledge me Campaign

We now aim to push past our goal of $10,000 and reach $20,000. The additional income will go towards: ongoing product developing, offering larger sizes, staff training and increasing staff wages.

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Founder

Nisa is founded by Elisha Watson. The Nisa story started during Elisha's time as a refugee resettlement volunteer with the Red Cross. She listened and watched as many refugees struggled to find work that matched their skill sets.

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Our employees

  • Boshra

    Boshra is 26 and comes from Homs, Syria. She arrived in NZ in 2016 with her husband and three children. She loves sewing and did a sewing course back in Syria as she wanted to improve her skills. Outside of working in our workshop, Boshra enjoys cooking, biking and spending time with her family.

  • Rana

    Rana is 42 and comes from Baghdad, Iraq. She arrived in NZ in 2012 with her two children and her husband.  She inherited a love of sewing from her mother, who taught her how to sew. Rana enjoys cooking, writing and going on long walks.

  • Fowziya

    Fowziya is 27 and comes Mogadishu, Somalia.  She arrived in NZ in 2015 by herself. She is hoping that her family will be able to join her soon.  In Somalia, Fowziya made dresses.  In her spare time, Fowziya likes to pray and go to the movies.