Kia Ora, I’m Sharee, (pronounced Shaar-ree) a wahine Māori (Māori woman), mother to seven tamariki (children) & new Nana to our moko girl Roamie Awa.
I've spent most of my adult life as a makeup artist and eyelash specialist, and was disappointed there were no lash products being created in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It also annoyed me that there were no safe alternatives available to lash techs that didn't have a heap of nasties like chemicals that are carcinogens and/or microplastics in them!
That’s where my journey began researching what we have available in our own country, and now many years on here we are!.
I attribute my conscious creator mindset to the deep grounding I received in my early years, living on our haukainga (anscestral home) in Tāhekeroa, Te Tai Tokerau (Northland, NZ).
As a child I discovered pia harakeke (flax gel) was a gorgeous glue, as a typical day for us as children was spent mostly outside in Te Taiao (the natural world).
I believe my tuupuna (ancestors) have guided me on this journey, and to honour my whakapapa, (geneology) I have branded the company after my tuupuna name of Moka, passed down to me from my maternal grandmother.
I aspire for Moka Fibre to be the conscious beauty brand of choice in our country; for our future tamariki to know beauty differently, and through ongoing product innovation, I hope to inspire other indigenous solutions worldwide.
"Ma te kotahitanga e whai kaha ai tātau"
In unity, we have strength.
Ngā manaakitanga ki a koe, blessings to you, and thanks for being here.