“The inspiration for my shirts comes from my art, my love for comfort and our culture.”

There’s a stylish new men’s clothing label in town called Sabati, which translates from Cook Islands Maori to Sabbath.

According to Sabati’s Shane Tuaeu Andrew: “Men dressing their best for church; I also do a range of white shirts for church and functions, weddings, 21st's and the like”.

“Sabati is creating a point of difference with a mishmash of pareu fabrics, textiles (screen printing) and art; all place on a tailored modern styled shirt with Polynesian flavour.

“The inspiration for my shirts comes from my art, my love for comfort and our culture. We enjoy so many celebrations and the feeling we get from these occasions inspire our clothes.”

Available from Punanga Nui Market (Hut 48) every Saturday, Sabati is also offered from KareHa Polynesian Studio in Panama (Rarotonga).

Contact Shane Tuaeu Andrew on +682 55 018