Ngā mihi. Taongahuia here and this is my page where I will share news and updates    
on my design and clothing brand “MATA” which will be sold online through my ITI - Toa
Māori : Māori Art, Fashion and Design store.

The name MATA is particularly special to me as it is the name of both my grandmothers
and, it was my maternal Nanny Mata who taught me how to sew on her old singer sewing
machine at the tender age of 10.  The machine was later gifted to me on my 13th birthday
by my grandfather and 45 years later, I still have it in my possession

MATA will be the brand for special and/or limited one-of editions or limited short run pieces.