Kathleen and Robert Trathen established Peppin in 2009 - Kath's background is in fashion, Rob's photography - 2010 they opened their Herne Bay Auckland store, which was a big success and a great place to start - they made their biggest impact on the kiddie/babywear market during this time.
From Herne Bay, they moved into BLOC Mt Eden where Peppin shared a space with Douglas&Bec for awhile in a boutique department store setting.
Once their son turned 4 and almost school age, family took priority and they moved away from the city to live out their picket fence 1/4 acre dream.
From this point, Peppin was available online - Peppin continues to be made in New Zealand with their signature minimalist aesthetic. Locally made is always challenging to say the least - in the last couple of years, they have seen two of their major textile suppliers close. But they continue on... - designing, drafting and making onshore.