EMERGING - PRODUCTS
in association with Hnry
~ 10 or fewer full time employees
Since 2008 Angel Delivery has been delivering hand-made ready-to-eat meals and treats all around New Zealand.
Last year over 60,000 meals left their Porirua base, a 26% increase in online sales on the previous year. All by connecting Kiwis through their unique insulated hampers as an ultimate expression of their motto ‘Food is Love’, along with their latest 'Flower Mail' offering of stunning fresh flowers delivered NZ-wide.
“The distance and disconnect of modern life means we can’t always personally drop off a lasagne or posy of flowers to our loved ones during hard times, but our meals and treats offer practical and perfect ways to send your love and care,” says GM and co-owner Grace Kreft, pictured right with founder Rebecca Cass.
Positive Cycle Ways
Dignity offers organic, sustainable period product solutions to workplaces, through their Buy One Give One model.
Period products are provided to employees to create more equitable, inclusive workplaces that enhance employee well-being and productivity and help reduce the stigma, shame and costs of periods.
They then work to solve period poverty, by gifting the equivalent amount to youth and community groups across Aotearoa, for people experiencing hardship. Dignity Co-founder Jacinta Gulasekharam also led the Positive Periods Campaign which resulted in the government pledging $2.6M towards free period products in schools.
Dignity is proud to have gifted over 900,000 period products since Dignity began, to help create Period Equity in Aotearoa”, says General Manager, Lisa Maathuis pictured.
LawHawk helps its customers improve and automate their legal and related business processes, particularly by streamlining document creation.
In recent years it has moved beyond documents and pure legal processes to vastly improve productivity and overall business outcomes - often taking weeks off the time taken to gain approvals and signing.
“Our overall goal is to create efficient business processes that also have in-built legal compliance and practices, and enable better outcomes,” says managing director Gene Turner, pictured right with co founder Allen Li.
LawHawk works with law firms and businesses, and a consumer-facing part of its business sells wills and enduring power of attorney documents directly to the public for $59.90.
MOTHERS RUINED GIN
A message in their bottle
As a sustainability-focused small batch gin distillery, Mothers Ruined Gin uses an Australasian-new recycled paperboard bottle for its current range of four gins.
Its dairy-byproduct base alcohol is configured with traditional and innovative botanicals for maximum flavour and to showcase two unique colour changes.
“We hope our recyclable paperboard bottle will become an industry-standard packaging option compared to single-use glass bottles,” says co-founder Jo Davy pictured right with co-founder Helen Gower.
Japan is a key medium-future market, leveraging off the premium exported apple "Pink Lady"® - already used in two of Mothers Ruined Gin’s gins.
This little distillery has big ambitions but will remain committed to finding sustainable solutions as the business grows.
VIVA LA VULVA
Viva La Vulva provides a range of natural postpartum (after childbirth) essential care products designed to aid new mothers in their recovery.
The Plimmerton-based business looks after an important gap in the market, revolutionising postpartum care, breaking down taboos about a challenging time in a mother’s life and helping them recover, heal and thrive.
“It is our mission to ensure postpartum care is considered essential and accessible for new mamas in Aotearoa so they can feel supported during this important, but often overlooked, phase of motherhood,” says co-founder Stevie Elliott pictured right with co-founder Kate Robinson.
The company recently launched a C-section kit to cater for a significant proportion of mothers who have caesarean births.
WE LOVE LOCAL
Homegrown Pamper Hampers
Kāpiti-based We Love Local provides high-quality local gifts, specialising in gift boxes of artisanal products, flavours and craftsmanship. Each carefully-curated gift, with a selection of gourmet foods, snacks, wine and craft beers, caters to D2C and business markets.
“This is our vehicle to give back to Aotearoa by supporting more than 200 small businesses, doing good and creating a constant buzz,” says director Valerie Reitnauer pictured with co founder Timo Reitnauer.
Having started showcasing local food heroes from Greater Wellington, the company is about to offer hyper-local gifts for 17 NZ regions from the far North down to Southland. A second phase of its business will see them launching new experience gifts, including taste and travel.