Story: Knowledge-based industries

Zambesi (2nd of 3)


Elisabeth and Neville Findlay founded the clothing label Zambesi in 1979. Thirty years later it remained one of the biggest names in New Zealand fashion. Elisabeth’s sister Margarita Robertson founded another fashion house, Nom*D, in 1986. Both sisters showed their work at London Fashion Week in 1999, and both now export the majority of their work.

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Mark Derby, 'Knowledge-based industries - Creative industries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 5 Dec 2017