Artist, Maria Rova, has transformed her love of painting into a successful contemporary art business – Sigavou Studios – which reflects the vibrancy of Fiji in various mediums and contexts.
Samoan/Tuvaluan businesswoman, Gustavia Lui, always loved shoes but found it almost impossible to find stylish shoes to fit her long, wide feet. In 2016, Gustavia launched Staavias – an online store specialising in handcrafted women’s shoes in sizes 10 to 14.
Penny Sage-embo is the Founder and Director of Joy’s Social Training Institute – an organisation that seeks to promote gender equity and prevent violence against women in PNG.
In TiPau Ltd’s RakoDesigns was the winner of the 2015 Fiji Fashion Entrepreneur Award – cementing the business’ growing reputation as a social enterprise that creates beautiful, unique and ethical practices. TiPau’s Managing and Artistic Director, Letila Mitchell, shares her business success story.
MENA is a family-owned, contemporary fashion brand that reflects and celebrates the South Pacific’s vibrant and enriching heritage. Managing Director, Agnes Loheni, shares her insights and experience about running a business.