While New Zealand is under COVID-19 alert levels Apparel magazine will be published as a digital e-magazine. All paid subscriptions will be extended one year after the last issue date of the printed publication. We appreciate your understanding while we, like other businesses in New Zealand, navigate this challenging new environment.

About Us

Apparel Magazine was established in 1969 by Peter Mitchell. Today it remains a New Zealand family owned and operated publication. Peter Mitchell's youngest daughter, Caitlan, is the managing editor and is proud to continue her father's legacy in the industry. Apparel has proudly supported the industry through highs and lows for over 50 years. Growing up in the industry, Caitlan Mitchell quickly learned the ins and outs of the industry first hand. Apparel also brings New Zealand designers to international stages to showcase their designs. Apparel has also represented New Zealand at multiple international expos, congresses, and fashion weeks. We have many international media and council partnerships where we exchange industry news and updates to keep our industry up to date and in the loop with the latest industry innovations. We are a strong believer in supporting local and promoting New Zealand made. Apparel Magazine is on the board for the Fashion Council of New Zealand and is passionate about helping our industry grow. Membership is FREE, become a member of the Fashion Council of New Zealand here.

Apparel Magazine delivers strong editorial from its team of knowledgeable vibrant writers in a format that is lively, easy to read and informative, always conscious of being a cost-effective media solution for advertisers.

The changing market during COVID-19 has placed the apparel industry in a very challenging position; as retailers, suppliers, distributors and quick service food outlet providers look to pivot their businesses to remain viable in this "new normal". The team at Apparel Magazine are here to support, provide up to date information and the latest news and information about the industry as we all navigate through this fluid and ever-changing business environment.

NOTE RE PANDEMIC: With strict regulations regarding personal isolation and potential operational changes to printing and our mailing house, we are currently a digital publication with limited special print editions during the year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have news, views or an opinion that you would like to share. Email caitlan@reviewmags.com or call us on +64 9 304 0142.

Apparel magazine is one of a stable of magazines published by Review Publishing Co Ltd, one of New Zealand's oldest privately owned publishers (est 1923).

The other titles in the stable include: (click to view)


Our History

For almost a century, Review Publishing Co (est 1923), New Zealand’s leading business to business publisher, has been a media and marketing solutions provider to industry sectors offering in-depth, insightful coverage from an experienced team of food writers and editors. The Review team has for the past 30 years been involved in the marketing, event management and social media campaigns of many of its advertising clients and brands.

Under the ownership of Peter Mitchell since 1973, Review Publishing is a wholly New Zealand-owned family business, with four family members working in the business. The stable of business to business magazines includes HOTEL, SupermarketNews, Restaurant & Café, AgedPlus, F&B Tech, Apparel and its b2c digital magazine Fennec & Friends.

The b2b publications are a one-stop resource for each business sector and provide the basis for market insights and a thorough understanding of each sector that the team works in. The company is led by Managing Director, Tania Walters, who has a 35-year career in food marketing, publishing and events, has also been a food and beverage innovation judge across many events spanning her career. Backed by a 14 strong team of professional writers, marketers, photographers, videographers, design and graphics, this pool of talent has worked with blue-chip multinationals as well as emerging brands.

With a wealth of industry knowledge across foodservice, retail and hospitality, the Review Team has been well placed over many years to assist with launching brands, building existing brand extensions, event management, social media and marketing campaigns into new sectors or countries. The team pride themselves on their ongoing relationships with brands that span decades.

Though based in New Zealand the team have run Australian or Australasian campaigns for many brands, they have an excellent network in Australia and have two team members dedicated to that market. All digital campaigns are run out of New Zealand, but we have a strong network for event management in Australia, along with an extensive distribution network and relationships. The entire stable of magazines is distributed into Australia and the Pacific as well as the wider global audience. Review Publishing is proud to partner through marketing and media partnerships for a wide range of digital, social marketing and events, including food exhibitions across the world.

Review Publishing is a longtime partner with industry associations internationally across apparel, fmcg, food service, hotel, aged care, and food & beverage.