Leading the way: Untouched World
Ever the toast of chic and environmentally conscious merino-lovers, Untouched World continues to excel in its mission to bring a sustainable ethos and luxury style to those who wish to look fabulous, but go easy on the planet.
Their new spring/summer 18/19 collection is in stores now, and true to form, the designs are beautifully simple and made from luxurious fabrics and fibres that are easy on the earth. The season offers beautiful linens, organic cotton tees, pants and dresses, along with lightweight, airy summer knits in merino and recycled organic cotton. Light, translucent soybean shirts, made from the part of the soybean left over in processing, are affectionately referred to as vegetable cashmere due to their silky soft handle.
New to the collection are woollen shoes created in collaboration with Baabuk, while a carefully curated collection of homeware and accessories made by talented local artisans complements the range. Committed to ‘walking the walk’ rather than simply ‘talking the talk’, Untouched World has partnered with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute to go global with the great work of the Untouched World Foundation’s “Leadership for a Sustainable Future” programmes.
Leadership begins at the top at Untouched World, with owner Peri Drysdale receiving well-deserved recognition for her lifetime commitment to entrepreneurship at the recent Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018.
Following on from the opening of their new concept store in Wellington earlier this year, another new Untouched World store opens in Wanaka next month.
Those not able to make it instore can shop the collection online at