VASH Blog

  • Not our first trade show

    Simply put, trade shows are markets for businesses to meet, greet and sell to other businesses. Exhibitors also use shows as an opportunity to test new products and connect with their community.
  • Discover Voyage of Life

    Inspired by the Voyage of Life series of paintings by Thomas Cole, our Autumn Winter ‘19 collection, explores texture, quality and timeless style. Discover our new designs and detailed improvements.
  • AW 2019: Style and accessory trends

    This AW 2019 season sees growing support for the ‘slow fashion’ movement. Quality products that last and increased sense of environmental responsibility. One of our founding pillars is quality, we use high-grade leather that only gets better with time, with designs that showcase the leather’s natural nuances. Let's explore what you can expect to see this season.
  • The VASH Journey

    I often stop and reflect on my journey and where we are at now; but a recent piece shared in The CEO Magazine reminded me how far we have come with VASH + MOOI.
  • A day in the life of Vashti Uys

    I am an early riser! I’m usually up by 5am and can’t start my day without a Bikram yoga or boot camp session, or a nice run on the beach with my dog Frankie. I enjoy this very peaceful hour of the day that I have to myself to center and focus on what is to come. Once I arrive home, crazy starts!
  • How to care for your Vash bag

    We work hard to refine and perfect the quality of our bags, therefore to ensure longevity and appearance of your bags is preserved, we recommend following our care guidelines.
  • Speaking about style with Vashti Uys

    Vashti Uys, head designer and founder of MOOI was recently interviewed by NZ Girl about all things fashion. We've included some of the highlights below, visit NZ Girl to read the full interview!
  • Sourcing in South Africa

    When we first started the MOOI brand, due to our low production volumes (as a new brand) we were very restricted with the variety of material we could source- both locally in South Africa and in the neighbouring countries.
  • Design Inspiration

    Working on our next summer offering these last few months has been particularly inspiring for me. As the MOOI brand goes from strength to strength, we now have the benefit of a team of dedicated sampling staff during the production process, as well as access to custom making our materials. This is super exciting and has opened up many more creative doors for our designs!
  • Live By Example

    Yesterday, whilst in New Zealand, I caught up with a good friend, who as the founder of her company, often speaks at various events. She uses these opportunities as a platform to share her journey while informing the audience about her product. It's her 'matter-of-fact' delivery that always engages great enjoyment in her audience. Yesterday, during the question and answer segment of her presentation, Lilly was asked 'how do you choose between being a great Mum and a great CEO?'. I was flabbergasted. Later in the day, when I shared this with Lilly, she explained that gender referencing was not a surprise to her, and in fact, was a constant in a lot her public appearances. Naturally, this got me thinking...

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