STRONG - RESILIENT - WAHINE

So What's it all about? ...
SRW is a conscious initiative to empower Wahine to stand in their own mana and self-worth - in other words, working towards raising the feminine vibration in Aotearoa, with particular emphasis on our younger generation. My hope is to encourage a collective sisterhood by inspiring each of us to feel proud of who we are as women, so that we may always walk tall in our own bodies and space no matter the circumstances. This is a non-profit venture with proceeds going straight back into supporting the initiative.


What's the meaning behind it? ...
The main message in this taonga is definitely about Wahine power potential - recognising and connecting with it on a daily basis. It’s also about pushing my overall kaupapa … what my mahi is saying, which tries to highlight the presence of the Divine Mother and Goddess, both within our community and society as a whole. I explain this in more detail below.


Creative thoughts & ideas ...
The use of words is a direct continuation of the strong message projected by ReclaimYourPower, which brings focus to the values and struggles specific to the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. Their korero parallels and mirrors much of what our Tupuna have endured in the past, and also outlines some of the challenges many indigenous Wahine still experience today.

Papatuanuku is our Divine Mother, and Hine-nui-te-po, I view, as the Triple Goddess who symbolises the three spiritual stages of the female life cycle - ie. the Morning Maid of light, nurturing Mother of humanity, and the Grandmother of the resting place. In a Maori world, Wahine are seen as the procreators (Whare Tangata) and the vessels of knowledge (Whare Matauranga) ... the primary nurturers with the abilities to nourish, strengthen and influence future generations. These two Atua Wahine feature throughout the many layers of my mahi, and so the same thought processing and intentions that have gone into all of my creations is also imbued within the SRW taonga.

Please be aware though that this initiative is an off shoot of my overall mahi, and because it is also a non-profit venture, I won’t always dedicate all of my energies towards investing, marketing or promoting. Any questions, please feel free to get in touch at bronwyn@bwaipuka.co.nz

Why not gift a SRW to a friend, sister, daughter or niece that doesn't realise she deserves some awhi!

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Payment:
Via PAYPAL please. If you have any questions regarding payment please contact me at - bronwyn@bwaipuka.co.nz


Delivery within New Zealand:
Postage is via NZpost tracked, 2 - 4 working days.

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PRE-ORDER SRK size
SRK - StrongResilientKotiro

PRE-ORDER ONLY

SRK (Mali AS Colour) T-shirt
NZ$40 | Violet on Oatmeal
Free Post within NZ
Non Profit Initiative


The KAUPAPA behind the IDEA:
SRK is an extension of the Strong Resilient Wahine kaupapa, but for our Kotiro - girls. The core idea is to Encourage, Enrich and Empower! With the continual rise of Kapa Haka and its vital contribution to strengthening our traditions and Reo, my vision for the SRK tohu is to inspire our kotiro-ma to be more involved with their beautiful heritage, and to be proud of who they are as Maori. Also, with the increase of bullying, especially via social media, my hope is that the tohu may somehow instil a sense of belonging and connectedness ... to build that ihi and kaha (power and courage) to stand up to those who conspire to take away their mana ... "The Kahukura (violet flame) transmutes negative energy and protects. Call to the Violet Flame, for help from your heart, if and when you need to. The cleansing and protection is immediate" ~ Dr Rangimarie Rose Pere


PLEASE MEASURE!
Measurements are for half chest in cm - armpit to armpit across the chest when the garment is laid flat.


size XSM = (43cm) - kids size 10
size S = (45.5cm) - kids size 12
size M = (48cm) - kids size 14


PRE-ORDER Details and steps to the process:
1. Purchase a SRK Tshirt via Paypal above.
2. Receive your confirmation email and receipt of purchase.
3. Orders must be in and paid by the 22nd July (need 7-10 working days for printing).
4. Email updates regarding print (start and finish) will be sent out.
5. Target date for delivery of your SRK is the 5th August.
6. Feel free to ask questions here at bronwyn@bwaipuka.co.nz


Garment Details:
Actual colour may differ from what's on screen. Made of 150gsm, Lightweight 100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester). Scoop neck. Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage. Please note - to preserve the life of your garment and print, only wash in COLD water and DO NOT tumble dry.


Image Acknowledgement:
Original photo and permission granted by Jade Cvetkov Photography

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Choose Tshirt Size
SRW Mali Tshirt

SRW (Mali AS Colour) T-shirt
NZ$45 | Red on Black
Free Post within NZ
Non Profit Initiative
Sizes & Availability | 4 in stock:
Measurements are for half chest in cm - armpit to armpit across the chest when the garment is laid flat.
PLEASE MEASURE!

size L = (50.5cm) - 2 available
size XL = (53cm) - 2 available
size 2XL = (55.5cm) - 0 SOLD OUT


Garment Details:
Made of 150gsm, Lightweight 100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester). Scoop neck. Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage. Please note - to preserve the life of your garment and print, only wash in COLD water and DO NOT tumble dry.

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Choose Tshirt Size
SRW Icon Tshirt

SRW (Icon Cotton Force) T-shirt
NZ$45 | Red on Black
Free Post within NZ
Non Profit Initiative
Sizes & Availability | 19 in stock:
Measurements are for half chest in cm - armpit to armpit across the chest when the garment is laid flat.
PLEASE MEASURE!

size 18 = (59cm) - 9 available
size 20 = (63cm) - 6 available
size 22 = (66cm) - 4 available


Garment Details:
Made of 180gsm,100% combed cotton. Crew neck. Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage. Please note - to preserve the life of your garment and print, only wash in COLD water and DO NOT tumble dry.

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Choose Round Neck size:
SRW Hoodie

Please read the following information carefully:
The sizes are VERY small so only really intended for Rangatahi at this stage, arohamai!


SRW Round-Neck T-shirt Hoodie
NZ$59 | Red on Black
Free Post within NZ
Non Profit Initiative
Sizes & Availability | 40 in stock:
Measurements are for half chest in cm - armpit to armpit across the chest when the garment is laid flat.
SMALL sizing!

size 12 = (41cm) - 2 available
size 14 = (44cm) - 13 available
size 16 = (47cm) - 9 available
size 18 = (50cm) - 4 available


Garment Details:
Made of 200gsm, 100% combed cotton. Fashion fit - baby rib stretch fabric. Please note - to preserve the life of your garment and print, only wash in COLD water and DO NOT tumble dry.

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Choose SRW Hoodie V Neck Size:
SRW Hoodie

SRW V-Neck T-shirt Hoodie
NZ$59 | Red on Black
Free Post within NZ
Non Profit Initiative
Sizes & Availability | 6 in stock:
Measurements are for half chest in cm - armpit to armpit across the chest when the garment is laid flat.
SMALL sizing!

size 16 = (47cm) - 4 available

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E Tu Whanau

THANK YOU E Tu Whanau!

I would like to personally thank and acknowledge E Tu Whanau for the opportunity to be a judge in the 2019 Poster Competition and for the generous koha given in return for my time. All of the funds received has been allocated to supporting SRW. My sincere gratitude and appreciation goes out to them.