Follow along with some of our special moments over the years.
It started as a small workshop on Kent Terrace in Wellington, with a team of four making women's underwear.
Up until July 2023, Nisa had provided employment to 29 women from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and expanded its offering to include men's briefs, swimwear, activewear, loungewear and socks.
In December 2022, Elisha put Nisa up for sale and in June, they announced they were closing.
This response inspired Production Manager Pam Lowe to make a last-ditch effort to save Nisa; the jobs Nisa provides; and to keep making the clothing you love into the future.
Together with other members of the Nisa team, a new plan emerged, and a hugely successful PledgeMe campaign launched. After funding their campaign goal in the first 24 hours, they ended the campaign with double the original goal. This made it possible for Nisa to re-start, re-stock and begin to create new employment opportunities to women from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
They are passionate about creating planet-conscious, quality garments that empower both the wearer and the maker.
The new team run a PledgeMe campaign to restart Nisa. The goal of $80k is raised in the first 24 hours, and ends with $163k.
Nisa sends out 25,000 orders to customers within Aotearoa around the world.
The Nisa team celebrates its 5th birthday.
We launch our Nisa Bare campaign during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and receive record amounts of support from the Nisa community.
Our second crowdfunding campaign is launched to purchase machinery to make men's briefs.
Nisa hires it's 10th employee, Andrea from Colombia.
The new Nisa workshop and store is opened on Willis Street in central Wellington.
Our first crowdfunding campaign is launched to fund an initial production run.
The first Nisa workshop is opened on Kent Terrace, Wellington.