Our makers are all people who live in New Zealand, and most locally to Christchurch. They are very particular about the materials they choose. In some cases, these materials have been saved and brought back back to life such as vintage fabrics used in some of our clothing, and our "Save the Planet" shopping tote bags. We also have wooden items and stained glass that started life as something else and due to 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes, were destined for landfill, but are now redesigned into gifts for you to enjoy. Our woollen garments are made with 100% NZ wool and hand knitted. In some cases, the garments have been homespun and dyed by the maker. Each item is bespoke and made with love.
Our Art Gallery features many talented artists. When you visit the city centre next, be sure to check us out...maybe even purchase a piece for your home, or a gift for your nearest and dearest perhaps?
Hi, I'm Rachelle and this is our Golden Retriever Sammy. I enjoy Photography and have spent the past couple years dragging Daniel (my partner) and Sammy around our beautiful country capturing sunrises, sunsets, and many other stunning shots on offer. The summer before the store opened, I had the opportunity to sell my work and this is where the idea for "Heart and Soul" was born. With the help of some friends and family we set about bringing this store to you. Our makers are like minded by putting their passion, their hearts and their souls into there craft to bring you a range of gifts, designer clothing and artworks. I am passionate about providing locally made products for sale - especially for our visitors to our city and more importantly, saving some beautiful materials that were destined for landfill, that our wonderful makers have refashioned into something truly heartwarming!
We are located in Christchurch's iconic New Regent Street. Conveniently, tram stop 17 is located right outside our door.
New Regent Street is a pedestrian mall in Christchurch. It was built as a private development in the early 1930's with 40 shops in Spanish mission architectural style, it is one of the city's major tourist attractions. Providing a number of small shops as a comprehensive development was an advanced idea at the time, and New Regent Street is regarded as a forerunner to modern shopping malls. Due to its coherent architectural character, the buildings in the streets are listed as Category I heritage items by Heritage New Zealand and in addition, the entire street has a historic area listing. The street was pedestrianised in 1994 in preparation for the introduction of the Christchurch Heritage Tram which began operation in February 1995. - source Wikipedia July 2018