Darla Clements - Sewer, designer and maker

Dare Darla is a women's clothing brand based in Golden Bay, New Zealand. Everything is designed and made in my studio here in Golden Bay. I make quality clothing for every day wear, for bodies of all shapes, ages and backgrounds. 

Based in the small town of Golden Bay, I design clothing that I want to wear, which are garments that are comfortable and transition from city life to country life with ease. 
I know from my own experience that bodies do not come in standard sizes. So please get in touch if you would like a garment made to measure, I don't usually charge any extra.


You will see that most of the garments for sale online are made to order with 5-7 days allowed for me to make them. I do this so I can offer more sizes and create less waste. But I do usually have a few sizes in stock already made, so please get in touch if you are in a hurry.

At the start of 2018 I took the plunge and quit my part time job, I'm now doing Dare Darla full time. Thank you so much to all my customers that have helped make this dream a reality.

My partner Cory and I live tiny, in our off grid Bedford house bus. Most of the photos you see on my website and Instagram are taken by Cory in our backyard or at the beach, just a short walk from home. I really like showing you all the beauty of Golden Bay.

Visit Detour Working Studio in Takaka to shop and see me at work.
Also shop at:
Little Beehive Co Op. 123 Hardy St, Nelson
The Wellington Underground Market every Saturday
Takaka Village Market most Saturdays in the summer.

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