Here at High Society our “100% Made in New Zealand” stance is very important. We’re seeing so many more media stories talking about “ethical fashion” and we are reminded how fantastic it is that we know what goes into making our garments at every step along the way. Whilst you do pay a little more for a ‘Made in New Zealand’ garment, it is good to know that your dollar is supporting an entire industry – from our fabric and trim suppliers through to our CMTs who make the garments.


Bev Trail 

Role: Sample Machinist

Started at High Society: 1993

High Society: “I like how we all work together as a team, and I like seeing the different designs every season” 


Graham Dore

Role: Sample Cutter

Started at High Society: 2005

High Society: “I enjoy having a laugh with my ‘girls’ ” 


Jo Muller

Role: Inward Fabrics / Production / Van Driver

Started at High Society: 1992

High Society: “The people have made my time here wonderful”


Tanya Rhodes

Role: Senior Patternmaker – Obi/Chocolat

Started at High Society: 2012

High Society: “I like that High Society makes quality clothing that fits to a high standard” 

Carlene July 2015 (2)

Carlene Inu

Role: Workroom Manager / Design Assistant – Chocolat

Started at High Society: 2001

High Society: “There’s a great family environment here. And I enjoy the variety of work each day. No two days are the same!”