Noa Blanket Co weave luxury wool blankets, made from 100% pure New Zealand wool, that share our unique stories. Intentionally drawing on Māori design, Noa blankets are crafted as a keepsake, an art form reflecting national New Zealand identity within our homes.
Consciously made in Aotearoa, Noa blankets are an opportunity to create deeper meaning to the ceremony of storytelling and gift giving, weaving the stories of our ancestors, to be shared, gifted and treasured, to remind us every day of who we are and where we come from.
Noa means neutrality, a state of freedom, free from restrictions.
Noa is more than just a blanket that can give warmth, calm a restless body and reduce anxiety, but a work of art - a taonga, a collaboration of culture and colour, a woven representation of our nation's strength and resilience.
Born and raised in Tauranga, Whakaawa and Joshua Te Kani spent their upbringing immersed in the Māori culture and developed a passion for Māori language, arts and customs. While Whakaawa has an eye for design and textiles, Josh has a vast knowledge of matauranga Māori and a natural flair for sharing and applying these learnings in today’s world.
After years of preparation and planning, Whakaawa and Josh founded Noa Blanket Co in December, 2021, believing the knowledge of identity and the role it plays ensures connectedness through relationships with people and to places.