Originally established in 2004, Russ Tilsley and Jo Ruthven decided it was high time Queenstown had a local clothing store where the designs reflected the kiwiana spirit and the local outdoor nature of the southern lakes. After experimenting in the garage with a screen printing press that had seen better years the first store was opened. Much to Jo and Russ’s astonishment locals and tourists not only loved the unique designs, they also purchased and wore them! Thankfully the technology has now been up dated and the team has grown into quite a talented bunch. Now 10 years on, Roam Clothing has opened a second store at Christchurch International Airport, ‘Roam Clothing & Design’. The shop has an extended range of kids tee’s, hoodies and caps as well as celebrating some of New Zealands most talented artists and designers such as OBR Merino, Natty and The Hope Tree.
Long may the natural beauty of New Zealand continue to inspire!
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