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Selwyn Times: May 24, 2016

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18 Tuesday May 24 2016 SELWYN TIMES $ 6 49 kg Fishers Corned Silverside $ 2 99 kg Easy Peel Satsuma Mandarins $ 5 49 kg $ 5 49 pack $ 4 49 each $ 2 49 kg Fresh Brinks NZ Chicken Drumsticks Irvines Pies 6 Pack Talley’s Ice Cream 2L Dole Philippine or Ecuadorian Loose Bananas WINE DEAL OF THE WEEK 4 for $ 21 99 pack $ 7 99 each $ 3 69 each $ 5 00 Heineken 12 x 330ml Bottles Jacob’s Creek 750ml (Excludes Sparkling/Reserves/Double Barrel) Just Juice/Citrus Tree Fruit Juice 2.4/2.8L Wattie’s Canned Fruit 400-420g (Excludes Tropical) Mad Mark t Days at FreshChoice Leeston Head instore for extra hot fresh specials, tastings & demonstrations All Weekend 28 & 29th May Prices apply from Tuesday 24th May to Sunday 29th May 2016, or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits specified apply per customer per day. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Certain products may not be available in all stores. Proprietary brands not for resale. FreshChoiceNZ FreshChoice Leeston 78 High Street, Leeston Ph 324 3788. Open 7am - 8pm, 7 days. FCSELWYN2405

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 24 2016 19 fashion Career in headwear at a peak EMMA-JANE MCLENNAN “I’ve just got to seize every opportunity I can.” That’s the mantra driving Adrien Taylor, who left a high-profile broadcast career to travel overseas, film a climate change documentary and start two different businesses – in one year. The 26-year-old Christchurch man has found his latest success with Offcut Caps, a business creating limitededition caps out of fabric scraps destined for the dump. “It’s just taken off, our first lot sold out really quickly and we just couldn’t keep up with it.” The business started soon after Mr Taylor left his role as environmental reporter at TV3 – now Newshub – last year. “I had no plans, I just wanted to start my own business and take the opportunities as the come,” he said. Soon after he was offered a contract to film a climate change documentary in Bangladesh for the United Nations. While he was there, he got the news his custom-made furniture ordering business, Bamtino, had been accepted into a Lightning Labs accelerator programme. That business was barely off the ground before the second one started. The idea for Offcut Caps was sparked when Mr Taylor visited his father’s wholesale curtain business, and spotted a heap of fabric offcuts ready to go to landfill. “I said: ‘Can I buy them?’ He said no, you can’t buy them, but you can have them.” That’s when Mr Taylor Skype-called his best mate Matt Purcell, currently living in Dubai, and they hatched the plan to start making the caps. Five months ago they launched, with a manufacturer in Auckland creating the highquality five-panel caps in limited edition drops. The Offcut site is updated every three to five weeks with a fresh batch of one-off styles, which is a real point of difference, Mr Taylor said. “You don’t want to be walking down the street and someone else is rocking the same cap. That’s not cool for anyone.” The majority of sales are online, with stockists also in Auckland and Christchurch (The Collective at The Colombo and Encompass at The Tannery). And now they’re focusing on more of an international market, Mr Taylor said. “We’ve got interest in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States – which is the big one for us.” And the environmental conscience goes past the use of fabric offcuts. Every time you buy a cap, a tree is planted through Trees for the Future. It is part of Mr Taylor’s ongoing commitment to the environment. His mother drilled it into him as a kid and he’s lived it ever since, he said. “We need to really appreciate our resources for what they are.” IN BUSINESS: Best mates Adrien Taylor and Matt Purcell showing off their Offcut Caps. ​ SMART BRANDS SMARTER PRICES DESIGNER FASHION AT OUTLET PRICES HORNBY 409 Main South Road | Open 10am–5pm, 7 days