THE GOOD STUFF
Band of Boys is a design company, where our aim is to create well-crafted items that will be loved and used for a long time. We aren’t interested in selling loads of stuff, we want anyone who buys a Band of Boys product to believe in buying less but buying quality pieces that they know their minis will love and want to wear over and over. We are committed to being honest and taking responsibility for operating a business and maintaining a supply chain that respects the planet as well as those living on it. Our goal is to continuously improve and to treat everyone who interacts with our business with respect.
We are all about slow and sustainable fashion, and this means that we offer pieces that will still be cool and wearable well after the season is over. We create clothing that is versatile in design with fabrics that are comfortable so that they will be worn over and over again. Each piece is created with integrity and kindness from the highest-quality materials we can source, while still trying to make our garments affordable. We take a mindful and slow approach to design, producing only what is needed. Learn more about our Slow Fashion Ethos.
DESIGNED IN NEW ZEALAND
Each season Susan Vaz, our Auckland based creative director, takes a considered approach to creativity, reflecting on how each piece might be worn, layered and styled before putting it into production. The upshot is a collection of intelligent designs that work superbly with each other and blend seamlessly into a person’s wardrobe for seasons to come.
WE KNOW BOYS
For over eight years we have been bringing something cool for boys to wear and the hallmarks of our garments are quality tailoring, hard wearing fabrics, comfort and attention to detail. With two boys of her own, Creative Director Susan Vaz knows that it is this formula that needs to form the basis of anything made for boys so that each piece will stand up to boys’ ceaseless energy. From this knowledge comes collections that have easy to wear options totally covered; we simply make stuff that boys want to wear.
WE KNOW FASHION
At Band of Boys we believe fashion isn’t just about clothes. It’s about identity, creativity, self-expression and self-love; it lifts the spirit, boosts confidence and elevates us out of the everyday. This is our passion and is what drives us to do what we do - we want our boys to not only feel comfortable but to also always feel truly themselves.
FASHION UP TO 16 YEARS
Each season we put together three clever and very wearable collections: Band of Boys (2Y - 10Y), with on-trend colours and bold styling this range is designed for the free-spirited younger boys; Bandits (2Y -16Y), the brand designed with the older boys in mind with an unapologetically cool and sophisticated aesthetic; and The Collectibles, our collection of standout accessories that are perfect for collecting or gifting. All of our collections work well together as capsules or mixed together they give each individual a wealth of options to build a wardrobe that’s truly them.
Since starting this little family-owned New Zealand Business from her kitchen table, Susan Vaz is proud to have been able to grow the team and provide jobs to other Kiwi's within a creative industry, want to learn more about the team?
OUR COMMITMENTS TO YOU
We are proud to say we are committed to being ethical, sustainable and honest. We take responsibility for operating a business that respects the planet as well as those living on it. Ethics and sustainability are close to our heart, learn more. Every day we are looking at new ways to better our business and one way we hold ourselves accountable are our commitments to you and our brands.