About us

Waste Not, Want Not Aotearoa started as a labour of love for re-purposing old treasures for family and friends. Over several years WNWN has grown to become a small but thriving business based in Oamaru, New Zealand. We collect furniture from all over the South Island through thrift stores, garage sales and reuse centres and bring each piece home to be repurposed or sometimes just given an extra bit of love to bring back to their original glory. We are a tiny family based team and do all the mahi ourselves in our onsite workshop, we pride ourselves on taking time and care to produce quality items that will last you and your family for generations to come.

We have a strong ethos of sustainability, we try to use recycled packaging wherever possible and have connected with local suppliers to ensure our impact on the environment is as small as possible. We work with a company in the North Island who supply our green velvet to back all of our hearts, these are off cuts from other products that have been made. We will continue to work towards creating products that are better for our environment, if you have ideas about how we can do this better drop us a line, or if you’re a supplier who wants to work with us, please connect with us too.

We produce our hanging hearts and skull collection from start to finish on site which allows us to retail them to you for what we think is a really reasonable price. Our hanging heart collection is continually being updated so make sure you check back regularly to see what’s new.

You may have seen us around at local South Island markets, on Facebook and Instagram however as our business has grown we have been able to move our selling platform solely to online.

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to contact us on team@wnwn.co.nz