Flox and Blunt have teamed up to brighten up rainy days

Finally, an umbrella that will brighten really brighten up a rainy day.  Blunt Umbrellas and Kiwi artist Flox have teamed up to create a limited-edition artist’s series umbrella, and while it’s quite possibly the most attractive brolly we’ve ever laid eyes on, there’s more to this collab than just good looks.

Adorned with Flox’s trademark vibrant native flora and fauna and created with Blunt’s durable and resilient design, the project supports Oxfam New Zealand’s ground-breaking climate change and sustainability programmes in the Pacific.

For every ‘Flox’ umbrella sold, Blunt will donate $30 to Oxfam New Zealand to support transformational, sustainable crop growing programmes in Vanuatu and Timor-Leste, helping people lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable livelihoods, access to clean and safe water, and resilience against extreme weather events such as cyclones.

Two Flox designs will be printed on Blunt’s most popular Classic and Metro styles and you can shop the collab here. 

Swimwear that will get you excited about summer

Spring might have thrown us some unexpected cold snaps but it’s never really too early to start hunting for the perfect new-season swimwear. The in-demand, coveted styles tend to get snapped up in a jiffy, so it really is a case of the early bird catches the worm.

Here are a handful of our favourites if you’re looking to get your beach attire sorted early this season.