With their first runway coming up on October 21st, 2023, Kreativ Haus true to its word has created a platform with the intention of empowering local fashion designers and artisans and promoting Papua New Guinea’s rich artistic heritage through fashion and design.
Kreativ Haus told PNGHAUSBUNG that the organization was formed by women who participated in a CUFA (Credit Union Foundation Australia) Business Accelerator Program workshop that took place at the Centre for Arts and Innovation, 8Mile from February to April of 2023.
A new organization representing fashion designers and artisans as well as giving them a more sustainable option to meet their needs was founded because of a discussion among members who owned fashion and design SMEs.
“Kreativ Haus was basically created by Fashion Designers, for Fashion Designers, and our mission is to take back and build on our space of the PNG Fashion Industry.”
“We believe strongly in the ability of fashion and design to drive community growth, economic empowerment, and cultural expression.”
“The talented Indigenous designers, artisans and makers who make up Kreativ Haus are committed to expressing the elegance, diversity and artistry of Indigenous fashion and design traditions.”
The Kreativ Haus members include Dr Evangeline Maora, Felisha Kari, Dorecca Givagiva, Eileen-Hannah Bayagau, Rinnie Wartovo, Dr Eileen Totome, Esther Gebone, Gazellah Bruder, Theresa Yariyari, Vicky Keith, Stephie Saul and Ms Prisca Mauve.
Joining Kreativ Haus Fashion Designer members include Kenny Ng (Guest Designer and Silver Sponsor of Kreativ Haus Runway 2023), Anna Amos (Guest Designer).
Project managers of Kreativ Haus and all its planned projects include Yaku Ninich and Hannah Aria.