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Knot Bad Collective

Awhi (Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Nga Puhi), is based in Kerikeri. She is the maker behind Knot Bad Collective: a collection of handcrafted macrame and soy candles.

Knot Bad Collective began in the lockdown of 2020 while Awhi was living in Perth. With lots of time up her sleeve, Awhi started macrame (hence the name) and candle-making soon after. When was giving away the candles to friends and family as gifts, everyone told her how much they loved them. This gave Awhi the push that turned a passion into a small business.

You can find Awhi at her local market, The Old Packhouse every Saturday where she sells her handcrafted macrame plant hangers, keyrings and hand poured 100% soy wax candles.