FALE-SHIP: Keva Rands

Keva Rands Fale-ship
Keva Rands Fale-ship

Ni sa bula vinaka, Aloha, Talofa lava, Kia orana! Introducing fashion designer and creative mind behind Papa Clothing, Keva Rands.

Fiji, Hawaiʻi, Sāmoa and Tongareva
Avondale, Auckland
IG: @papa__clothing

Keva’s Fale-ship highlights how one can always be learning and developing and how she maintains her sustainable practice.

From sewing and cutting on her dining room table, Keva has now grown Papa Clothing to have a new studio space in Avondale, creating inclusive clothing that is inspired by the women in her family and their connections to the Pacific.

Learn about the kaupapa of Papa Clothing and follow Keva’s process as she creates the ‘Mama Dress’ during her Tautai Fale-ship residency.

Keva has generously made her ‘Design Checklist for Small Labels’ a free resource!

“Papa’s goal is to uplift our Queer and Pacific communities, and this is reflected back through all of Papa’s imagery and behind the scenes team members and collaborators.”

– Keva Rands

Q+A with Keva & Rosanna

Rosanna sits down with Keva to talk about how her Fale-ship enriched her creative process and her inspiring new creative space in Avondale.


Q+A Talanoa facilitated by:
Rosanna Raymond | @rosannaraymond | Sistar S’Pacific
Cult.VA.tor, FAB.ricator, Acti.VA.tor
NZ Born Samoan/Palagi

“It’s been really amazing being able to talk to other people, ask questions, get definite industry-standard answers on what everything I’m doing is supposed to look like.”

– Keva Rands

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