This year, iconic kiwi shoes designer Kathryn Wilson is teaming up with her long-time charity partner, RMHC ® New Zealand to raise money for families with a child in hospital away from home.
The brand is launching their collaborative collection with a limited-edition set of sweaters inspired by Wilson’s current summer footwear range and her much-loved catwalk shows.
The sweaters are available in four striking colourways of navy, grey white and pink. They are limited to 100 pieces and are available now! The sweaters have been created in collaboration with the Nope Sisters; Wellington based sister design team who are leading important discussions around breast cancer awareness, sexual abuse and youth suicide through their apparel designs. The pair also work closely with charities to inspire conversations and to support vulnerable communities across New Zealand.
Kathryn is looking to further add to her generous charitable work with RMHC New Zealand in time for Christmas. With a retail value of NZD$150, Kathryn will donate $50 from each sweater sold to RMHC New Zealand. Raising $5,000 through the limited release aims to brighten the Christmas spark for a number of New Zealand families staying at a Ronald McDonald House®.
RMHC New Zealand supports over 3,700 families every year with their programmes – with Christmas day being no exception. The organisation loves to celebrate in the Christmas spirit, providing presents and offering delicious festive meals, creating a wonderful Christmas atmosphere to be remembered by everyone staying with them.
Kathryn is an ambassador for RMHC New Zealand and has raised vital funds and created incredibly valuable awareness for a number of years through catwalk events and auctions in line with the outstanding charity.
“I’m always so pleased to work with Ronald McDonald House, we dreamt up the idea to partner with them for these limited edition sweaters, after meeting Brittany from Nope Sisters at the AMP scholarship awards. Being able to contribute to giving children staying at a Ronald McDonald House and their families a Christmas experience or special treat is something we are honoured to support.
The 100 limited-edition sweaters are being supplied by ethical and sustainable Canadian manufacturer, Gildan, who were chosen for the project by Nope Sisters. Gildan have been taking giant steps in recent years to create sustainable processes and renewable energy sources as well as becoming an even more ethically focused business.