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China Markets


Winter ’20 China Trip

We recently returned from our W’20 placing trip in China for Democracy and our new and exciting brand and thought we’d like to share a few things with you to put you in the picture.

The fabric and accessory market gets crazy busy. At the end of the day everyone is rushing to get done and it is a bit manic but at the same time amazing.

With the new brand we are aiming for a colourful, unique fashion forward feel but timeless. Following the season's forecasted trends and what was strong in the fabric market, we are introducing the browns along with the khaki’s and cinnamons in animal, camo and graphic prints, also introducing fabrics with gorgeous textures.

W’20 is all about layering trans-seasonal clothing.

We are looking forward to our launch at the end of August and seeing you all at the Expo.

Yvette & the Composite Design Team

Working at the China Markets


This image is Yvette working on the hotel floor in China after finding many lovely bits and pieces and basically piecing it all together. This takes time and patience along with some fun and laughter.
Yvette and the Composite Design and Production Team

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Hawaii Sourcing Trip by Melanie


It's always amazing to cruise the shopping malls overseas - they are small cities by comparison with New Zealand. I was there looking for inspiration for Summer 19 Democracy and Zoe ranges.

New Development


New development - Pharmacy Division for Composite
This is steadily progressing with a total of 24 stores in Composite and Pharmacy Coop membership.

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News from our Flooring Division


Our next flooring webinar is on Tuesday 6 November. If you are one of our Flooring First members, why not join us. Give me a call and I can explain how it works.

The division is running a nationwide promotion for customers to win a Sleepyhead Queen

Size Chiropractic bed, valued at $5,299 RRP. If you are thinking of upgrading your floor coverings, why not head over to a Flooring First store and purchase a total value of $1,000 with any Sleepyhead branded underlay before 2 December. Complete the entry form in store and you will be in with a chance to win!

New promotion started 5 November – for every lineal metre of a selected range of Godfrey Hirst & Feltex Carpets purchased from participating Flooring First stores you’ll get 5 litres of fuel – free!

Road Trip


It was great to meet so many members on my recent road trip travelling through the North Island. I still have South Island to visit and plans are in place for this trip.
I look forward to meeting as many members as I can over the next few months and getting to know your business requirements and how best we can add value to your business through your membership with Composite and Flooring First.

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Flooring First Conference


What an amazing time we had at the FF conference.

New Plymouth certainly put on fantastic weather.

The business forums focused on our marketing plans, both national and local.

Our facilitator Toni Glass (Toni Glass Consulting) lead us through the current marketing landscape and collected ideas and needs for the Flooring First owners.

To come away from the conference with an action plan that was agreed by all was amazing.

We identified that more regular contact was needed and a series of webinars has been established.

Add a day of golf, more food than we thought was possible to consume and many refreshing beverages and I rate this one of the best conferences I've been to.

Behind the scenes photo shoot


We had our seasonal photo shoot for “Democracy” “Zoe” and “Classified” recently.
The models were excited with the summer 18 ranges and had lots of fun showing off our best items.
Even the local pooch got in on the action.
These private label ranges are exclusive to Composite retailers.

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Ultra-marathon Flooring First Conference


We had the pleasure of listening to ultra-distance marathon runner Lisa Tamati at the beautiful Okurukuru café & Winery.

The stunning winery was a perfect venue to sample some spectacular wines and be motivated by Lisa.

Lisa's unique ability to present to the Flooring First conference in an entertaining and vulnerable way left some in tears, some in awe and all entertained.

I've listened to many speakers over the years but I'll remember Lisa's experience for many years to come.

Lisa transported us from Death Valley to the Himalayas and back to New Plymouth on a journey both athletic and altruistic.

Her key message of single minded determination, or in her words "being a little crazy" showed that achieving anything is possible if you put your mind to it and are full committed.

About Us

Composite is a well-established cooperative that has been operating since 1968. We were founded by a group of draper stores wanting to utilise their collective buying power to negotiate the best deals for their members. 50 years later this philosophy is still at the heart for the business. We have the collective buying power of over 200 stores through 8 divisions throughout New Zealand.

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