Ko Wai Mātou | About Us

Kia Ora! Nau mai haere mai, welcome to 

Pēpi Tae – Baby Coloured tiedye 

Additionally known as @pepitaedye 

– written in our indigenous language of New Zealand Te Reo Maori


Ko Freya Ahau

I am of Māori decent, formally known as a casual stay at home Māmā who wanted to create one of a kind tshirts for my two boys – Kawatapuarangi & Zebediah Snow.

I started dyeing at home whilst pregnant with Zebe, at the time i was studying Small Business Management. Additionally the idea to hand-craft using dye gave me an affordable opportunity to create unique t-shirts for my eldest son Kawa (at the time) to be able to express his individual coulourful-self & I found myself in love with each piece. The amount of interest was encouraging, which sparked my motive to create a Facebook page. Grateful for the support given from whanau & friends.

Nga Mihi e te iwi

Self taught design & techniques were practiced & learnt through YouTube, Pinterest & Google tutorials. 

Pēpi Tae is now branching out by having our product being sold through:

Social MediaIn Store @lalamandalarotorua , Markets & now an Online Website 



Translated words are used for the product names and Inspired by Te Reo Māori

Māori English
hingareti singlet
tīhāte tshirt
hūtu tīnana body suit
pōtae hat
tōkena socks


Find us on other Social Media sites for updates on upcoming PēpiTae kakahu (clothing)

INSTAGRAM @pepitaedye visit
FACEBOOK PēpiTae visit

Our website was made by a company closer too home

Kia Ora Uncle xoxo