We have always felt that Texan Art Schools was a bit confusing for our customers, especially those just getting to know us; what did we have to do with Texas or Texans?!? Were we a school?? Or did we sell art supplies??
However, it wasn't easy to find a new name for such an iconic business that's been around for so long, we really wanted to find the right name...
We have long wanted to share more of our artist stories with you and are pleased to announce the start of our Studio Visits segment! Working a long side talented local makers and designers is such a privilege, hearing their stories, watching them grow and retailing their products is a delight. Our Studio Visits are a way for us to bring you into this world, read more about this new journey and how you can follow us... Read More
Our loyalty club has been created specifically to reward you. If it weren’t for you, our supporters, fans and repeat customers we wouldn’t be going as strong as we are today…26 years and counting! Consider yourself a patron of all the talented artists, suppliers and small business owner's whose products currently grace our shelves and walls. Read more about our month of loyalty club celebrations and learn how to sign up here... Read More
The giant and majestic Kahikatea trees are ancient survivors from the Jurassic period and once dominated the skylines of much of New Zealand’s swampy lowland areas. With the help of jeweller Martyn Milligan we are re-sewing the Kahurangi forest with these prehistoric beauties. Have you taken part in tree planting projects? Or nursed a tree sapling and planted it somewhere special? Its a pretty special moment and Martyn has hundreds of wee saplings ready and waiting to set roots in the Kahurangi forest. Read More
"A quick scroll on Pinterest will show you that there are some clever folks out there making awesome things from materials that would otherwise have been biffed." Our Te Huia cushions are right at the top if you are looking for sustainably made gifts so we were chuffed to see them featured in Your Home and Garden's Christmas edition for all to see! Read More
The Loyal Workshop gives hope to women in India seeking to escape the sex trade by providing training and employment creating one of a kind leather goods in their workshop. We are thrilled to be able to take part in this project and become advocates for the women who make these satchels. Read more about the artisans and the beautiful story of hope behind this Kiwi owned business. Read More
October is Save The Kiwi month and its no surprise to us that Kiwis For Kiwi have made Kat Merewether an official ambassador. Her beautifully written and illustrated books feature the sassy, intelligent and nature loving character Kuwi...who happens to be a little Kiwi bird. Learn about Kat and take part in protecting Kiwi's with us. Read More