Creative Clothing Handmade in NZ from Natural Fabrics

Christchurch, New Zealand · 540 Sales


Creative Clothing Handmade in NZ from Natural Fabrics

Christchurch, New Zealand 540 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Morphic is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Welcome to Morphic. We are currently closed.

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Have fun and take care,

Halee and Ray

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 31, 2014

Welcome to Morphic. We are currently closed.

Join our newsletter to find out what we are up to next!

Have fun and take care,

Halee and Ray

Halee Moss

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Halee Moss


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NightBlooming on Aug 29, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Goes perfectly with the matching vest I already had.

Alex Chai

Alex Chai on Aug 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

As always, Morphic's quality is incomparable. Perfect fit. It's really a pity the shop is now closed... :(


robyn1602 on Aug 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous gloves, thanks for great service

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Creative Clothing To Express Your Individuality

We're closing down.

Morphic has been an incredible journey and we have immensely enjoyed connecting with you all over the last 8 years. Ever since the earthquakes in our city a few years ago it has become harder for us to support ourselves financially from making clothing.

Having a solid base at the Art Centre really was key to our enjoyment of making clothing. We were able to interact with people on a weekly basis, try out new designs, and be inspired to keep creating. Over the last couple of years we have lost that and it has become less enjoyable.

It is sad to be letting go of what we have built with your help. But we are excited about what the future holds. Halee is planning to study towards a new career and Ray is already working as a freelance graphic designer.

There will be some of you who will be upset by this news and we are really sorry. We haven't made this decision lightly.

We want to give you one last chance to get any Morphic gear you need to see you through. We will be shutting up shop on the 31st of July 2014, make sure to get in touch before then.

Thank you so much for being part of our journey,

Halee Moss & Ray Singer


Morphic is a blend of essential ingredients, carefully cut, printed, tailored and sewn to fit the individual to provide comfort and heaps of good times.

These essential ingredients include: NZ's best locally grown and made natural fabrics; a diverse variety of rich, vibrant and earthy colours and quirky unique designs that give the wearer a distinctive look. These ingredients are combined and refined with Halee's expert sewing skills before being carefully wrapped and shipped off across the world.

Growing up around the family horse cover making factory gave Halee an early exposure to the world of industrial sewing machines and the delights of design. She soon began making her own clothing. Often people would stop Halee in the street, or on the dance-floor and ask her where her unique clothes came from. In this way Morphic Creations began.

On one of those dance-floors during a weekend away, I (Ray) ran into Halee for the first time. By ran into I mean I tripped up and broke my thumb. While applying ice we chatted about life, design and being self-employed. I loved Halee's clothing designs and bought some clothing from her before heading back to design school in Dunedin.

Fast-forward a few years through market stalls and earthquakes to the present... Halee and I live in a lovely little house/clothing studio by the sea. We've got four pretty chickens, one massive vege-garden and an exciting boutique clothing design business that connects us with wonderful people the world over.

PS A little reminder: If you want a special slice of Morphic this Christmas, then now is the time to get in. US, Europe and Australian orders need to be placed by Friday November 30th to ensure they are made and shipped to arrive on time.


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  • Halee Moss

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Clothing design and creation has been my biggest passion since as long as I can remember. It's both my job and my hobby rolled into one. I live by the sea, grow organic food and love to sing, dance and fly kites.

  • Ray Singer

    Maker, Co-Designer

    I live by the sea with the most awesome clothing designer ever - Halee. I do all sorts of fun stuff such as, running our market stall, taking photos of Halee's new designs, and product testing our clothes to make sure they last the distance!

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Last updated on April 10, 2012
Welcome to Morphic. Our inspiration comes from living by the beach in Christchurch, New Zealand. Walking on the golden sands, watching the sun's rays sparkle on the waves helps us to design creative sustainable clothing with an emphasis on style and individuality. If you have a question or comment please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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We can quickly and safely send to over 200 countries using a tracked mail service. Wherever we are sending your parcel, we want to make sure it gets there, so please make sure the shipping address is correct.

As soon as your order is on its way, we will send you an email to let you know how to track the parcel online and when to expect it to arrive. Your order will usually arrive at the shipping address you provide within the target delivery specified. However, we can’t guarantee this will always be the case. Parcels may be subject to delays due to customs, weather, public holidays or delivery to areas outside major cities.

Your order is tracked until it reaches its destination and a signature is collected on delivery. If no one is there to sign for the parcel, then a card asking the receiver to call and arrange alternative delivery will be left. With this service you must provide a daytime number for the receiver of the package.

If the receiver does not arrange alternative delivery within 5 days of attempted delivery then your parcel will be sent back to New Zealand. If this happens, you will be responsible for the charges incurred sending your parcel back to NZ and then back to you! It would cost heaps and take a long time, so please track your parcel and deal with any queries promptly.

Customs regulations are different for every country. Some will require import duties on delivery of the parcel. Any charges will be the responsibility of the receiver.

New Zealand
We use a courier service that has a target delivery of 1-3 working days to main areas and up to 5 days for rural.

We use a courier service that has a target delivery of 2 - 3 working days to main areas.

PO Box delivery is available in Australia.

United States, Canada and Japan
We use a courier service that has a target delivery of 4 - 6 working days to main areas.

PO Box delivery is available in Canada and United States.

United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland
We use a courier service that has a target delivery of 5 - 6 working days to main areas.

PO Box delivery is available in Germany and Switzerland.

Rest of the World
We are unable to ship to: Aland Islands, Antarctica, Bouvet Island, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Reunion, Russia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands and Western Sahara.

We use a courier service that has a target delivery of 1 - 5 working days to main areas.

For parcels being sent to Central or South America, the sender's address cannot be a PO Box. Parcels can only be sent to a PO Box address if sent to Bahrain, Cook Islands, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Solomon Islands, United Arab Emirates or Vanuatu.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your order isn’t what you ordered, we will replace it with the correct order. We will reimburse the postage cost you incur on returning the order to us and we will pay for the shipping cost of getting the correct order back to you.
If your order is from our ‘Ready to Wear’ range and isn’t the right fit, we will exchange it for another size, or alter it for you at a cost of NZ$20. If your order is from our ‘Custom Made’ range and isn’t the right fit, we will alter it for you free of charge. You will be responsible for the shipping cost incurred returning the order to us and you will be billed by us for the cost of having it shipped back to you.
You must contact us before returning any items. We recommend using registered mail for returns as we will not be held liable for any items lost in the post. It will take up to 20 working days to process your return once we have received it.
No refunds will be given. Sales items cannot be returned. We will only accept returns on garments that are un-used, un-washed and returned back to us within 14 days of the customer receiving the order. Items that do not meet these criteria are non-returnable and will be denied.

Once an order has been placed and payment received, the order cannot be cancelled by you. If you want to change your order you can do so within 4 hours. If we have not begun to process your order then we may offer you a credit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Get the Right Fit

Please watch this video to help you take your measurements correctly: and please include your measurements with your order.

Providing our customers with the right fit is a top priority for Morphic. To achieve this, we need your cooperation. Before you place an order, please get yourself a measuring tape, a friendly assistant and follow these instructions. You can relax knowing that we have been successfully converting measurements into the right fit for five years.

Wearing minimal clothing, have your assistant take the following measurements. They need to make sure the tape measure is held firm and not twisted.

1. Chest Circumference - Measure under the arms, around the largest part of the chest and shoulder blades.

2. Waist Circumference - Measure around the natural waistline. This is higher than the belly button and is often the narrowest part of the waist.

3. Seat Circumference - Measure around the seat. This is the largest part of the hips, right around the bum.

4. Height - Measure height from the top of the head to the ground, without shoes on.


-SIZE 83 - Chest 81-85cm/32-33.5inch, Waist 66-70cm/26-27.5inch, Seat 91-95cm/36-37.5inch, Height 160-175cm/5'3"-5'9"

-SIZE 88 - Chest 86-90cm/34-35.5inch, Waist 71-75cm/28-29.5inch, Seat 96-100cm/38-39.5inch, Height 160-175cm/5'3"-5'9"

-SIZE 93 - Chest 91-95cm/36-37.5inch, Waist 76-80cm/30-31.5inch, Seat 101-105cm/40-41.5inch, Height 160-175cm/5'3"-5'9"

-SIZE 98 - Chest 96-100cm/38-39.5inch, Waist 81-85cm/32-33.5inch, Seat 106-110cm/42-43.5inch, Height 165-180cm/5'5"-5'11"

-SIZE 103 - Chest 101-105cm/40-41.5inch, Waist 86-90cm/34-35.5inch, Seat 111-115cm/44-45.5inch, Height 165-180cm/5'5"-5'11"

-SIZE 108 - Chest 106-110cm/42-43.5inch, Waist 91-95cm/36-37.5inch, Seat 116-120cm/46-47.5inch, Height 165-180cm/5'5"-5'11"

-SIZE 113 - Chest 111-115cm/44-45.5inch, Waist 96-100cm/38-39.5inch, Seat 121-125cm/48-49.5inch, Height 170-185cm/5'7"-6'1"

-SIZE 118 - Chest 116-120cm/46-47.5inch, Waist 101-105cm/40-41.5inch, Seat 126-130cm/50-51.5inch, Height 170-185cm/5'7"-6'1"

-SIZE 123 - Chest 121-125cm/48-49.5inch, Waist 106-110cm/42-43.5inch, Seat 131-135cm/52-53.5inch, Height 170-185cm/5'7"-6'1"

If you are unsure about what size to choose, please email us with your measurements before you place your order and we will help you out.


-SIZE 86 - Chest 82-89cm/32.5-35inch, Waist 73-80cm/29-31.5inch, Seat 83-90cm/33-35.5inch, Height 170-185cm/5'7"-6'1"

-SIZE 94 - Chest 90-97cm/35.5-38inch, Waist 81-88cm/32-34.5inch, Seat 91-98cm/36-38.5inch, Height 170-185cm/5'7"-6'1"

-SIZE 102 - Chest 98-105cm/38.5-41.5inch, Waist 89-96cm/35-37.5inch, Seat 99-106cm/39-42inch, Height 175-190cm/5'9"-6'3"

-SIZE 110 - Chest 106-113cm/42-44.5inch, Waist 97-104cm/38-41inch, Seat 107-114cm/42.5-45inch, Height 175-190cm/5'9"-6'3"

-SIZE 118 - Chest 114-121cm/45-48inch, Waist 105-112cm/41.5-44inch, Seat 115-122cm/45.5-48.5inch, Height 175-190cm/5'9"-6'3"


How to choose your size - Tops

Match your measurements to our size chart. If all of your measurements correspond to one size, this is the size we recommend. This will give you a slim fit. If you want a looser fitting garment, choose the next size up. If your measurements do not correspond to one size, you will get the best fit by having a garment custom made for you. However, if you still want to purchase from our ‘Ready to Wear’ range, choose the largest size your measurements correspond to. For example, a woman with a chest of 99cm, waist 78cm and seat 102cm would fit the Size 98. A man with a chest of 97cm, waist 93cm and seat 103cm would fit the Size 102.

How to choose your size - Skirts and Pants

You need to match only your seat and height measurements with the chart to determine which size will fit you best.


We have found that around one in every three people will fit their new garment better if it is custom made for them. If you have a unique shape or your measurements do not correspond with our ready to wear sizes, then we would be delighted to make a custom made garment to fit you perfectly.

When ordering ‘Made to Measure’ please include your chest, waist, seat and height measurements and whether you want a slim or medium fit. You do not need to consult our size chart. We may ask you for the following measurements:

5. Sleeve Length - Measure from the armpit, down the inside of a straight arm, to desired length.

6. Neck to Waist - Measure from where your collarbones meet to your natural waistline.

7. Neck to Hem - Measure from where your collarbones meet to desired length.

8. Inseam for Pants - Measure from the crotch, down the inside of a straight leg, to desired length.

9. Dress Length - Measure from the armpit, down the side the body, to desired length.

10. Skirt Length - Measure from area of hip where you plan to wear skirt to desired length.