Flaxworx NZ

Welcome to the home of all things Harakeke / Korari / Whitau / NZ Flax / Phormium Tenax

Creating taonga from our native fibers since 2006.


Two proverbs resonate with us. One by Erich Kästner from my (Rita) German heritage and the other from my husband’s New Zealand heritage…

“Es gibt nichts Gutes, außer man tut es” – There’s nothing good, unless you do it. 

Erich Kästner

“Hutia te rito o te harakeke, Kei whea te komako e ko? Ki mai ki ahau; He aha te mea nui o te Ao? Maku e ki atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.”

If the heart of harakeke was removed, where will the bellbird sing? If I was asked, what was the most important thing in the world; I would be compelled to reply; It is people, it is people, it is people!

Maori Proverb

They guide us, they keep us grounded and empower us at the same time. Feel free to be part of our journey – both the weaving one and the photography as well. Connect with us through various social media channels and meet us and our mini team along the way.

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Caring for Flax

We're always happy to show you how to take care of your plants. We have made videos on the subject and you're welcome to contact us with your questions.