Textile Designer
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Kia ora my name is Tina Lumsden and I am the designer and manufacturer of T Double L products. 

 I live in Takahiwai a small Maori community on the edge of  Whangarei Harbour in Northland.

I went to school at Bream Bay College in Ruakaka.  When all my friends went off to uni, I stayed home and went to work in a local sewing factory in Whangarei for two years.  After learning the industrial sewing skills I went to Northland Polytechnic and gained a diploma in Textile and Fashion Design in 1998.  I then went on to work in Auckland in the high paced world of fashion where my role was in design, pattern making, production and business operations.  After five years I had decided to come home and start something for myself.  For two years I taught part time at Northland polytechnic teaching on the fashion and textiles course while I was coming up with concepts of my business.  In 2006 I became self employed and have never looked back!

As for the future I want to continue producing products that are inspired by my local surroundings and give enjoyment to locals and tourists alike that highlight the fact what a wonderful country we live in!