Tamzin Hawkins, founder and designer of Mavis and Osborn, has a wealth of experience in fashion. After completing her design degree at AUT, Hawkins worked in childrenswear for Trelise Cooper and Silver Cross abroad. Mavis and Osborn is Hawkin’s independent venture where she creates artisan apparel and homewares for businesses and consumers. Hawkins has made custom aprons in linen and natural fibres for a range of businesses including café Shaky Isles and jewellery brand Meadowlark. Hawkins sources locally whenever she can or uses local suppliers. Her beautiful homewares including napkins and a soon to be released washing basket are stocked at Taylor Road boutique. Hawkins sells her childrenswear collection online, at markets and at Australian retailer And The Little One Said. Hawkins plans to have four to six drops of transeasonal capsule ranges a year. All of Mavis and Osborn’s designs are timeless with strong attention to cut and fabric. For now, Mavis and Osborn is concentrating on a couple of key wholesalers and online. For more information, email