Untouched World

155 Roydvale Avenue, Russley, Christchurch

03-357 3758

The only fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability, Untouched World is a true leader in the field of ethical lifestyle fashion. Established in the late 90s, this is a brand that got the essentials right from the get-go. Think sustainably grown natural fibres (such as merino, organic cotton and soybean aka “vege cashmere”), water based prints, earth friendly dyes, minimised water use and maximised recycling. Not to forget about the Zero Waste Kids collection, made entirely from offcuts. And that’s not all.

A not for profit ProjectU capsule collection channels 100% of profits to The Untouched World Foundation (UWF), which delivers ground-breaking programmes for students across New Zealand focused on leadership toward a sustainable future. The Foundation has recently partnered with UNESCO and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute to take these inspiring programmes global.

Untouched Word is always searching for new innovations, such as recycled cotton knitwear, which features in the current summer collection. They believe being good to the planet does not mean having to give up style and luxury. Untouched World’s beautiful garments are wardrobe staples that look great and will last for years to come. Its flagship store in Burnside showcases the full collection, including collaborative pieces with like-minded creators such as jewellery by Benjamin Black (made from recycled silver and rose gold), Baabuk wool footwear and local Christchurch potter The Busy Finch.

Plenty to admire here in every aspect and once you’ve found that perfect addition to your wardrobe, retreat to the Untouched World Kitchen to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or coffee and a delicious morsel from the cabinet. Dine inside or alfresco in the native garden oasis. Complete with a water feature, it offers a similar sense of calm that the shop and all its being encompasses.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Naomi Haussman

155 Roydvale Avenue, Russley, Christchurch

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