About Caikin Sewing

Caikin Sewing sells unique kids clothing, all hand sewn in New Zealand. The jackets made from recycled woollen blankets have proven to be our most popular item but recently our reusable wipes, pants, headbands and vests have also been selling out the door. Keep your little ones warm and fashionable with Caikin Sewing pieces, we can’t wait to see them rocking our one-of-a-kind items. 

Hello, my name is Caitlin and I live north of Auckland by the beach with my partner Matt. My background is in the film and TV industry but I got into sewing in 2018. I started out sewing dribble and food bibs for my nieces and nephews as presents which my siblings loved and slowly the requests kept coming in. I decided to challenge myself to make a jacket from recycled woollen blankets and cotton fabric, which turned out to be a huge success. Multiple jackets were made for family after that, my siblings kept mentioning all the compliments the kid’s jackets would get while they were out, so I decided to start selling them.

Starting something new is always nerve wracking for me but with the support of Matt I finally took the leap and haven’t looked back. Thankfully Matt also knows how to work a camera and with his knowledge around technology we were able to create a lovely website and create our social media pages.  “Caikin” came about from my first nephew Koen who couldn’t say my name properly and the turtle logo is because when I was 5 Mum asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and my answer was a turtle…so that’s how it all started.

Caikin Sewing are passionate about the environment; all items are packed in compostable packaging, our jackets and vests are made of recycled blankets and we now sell reusable wipes. I am always looking for new ways to be environmentally friendly and will continue to do so.

Every purchase means the absolute world to me as I navigate my way through this sewing journey, seeing the little ones in Caikin Sewing clothing melts my heart. I love knowing they are warm in their jackets and vests on their adventures. 

Thank you for visiting Caikin Sewing  Caitlin x