Janet’s Samoa launches new boutique store

PR - Janet’s, one of Samoa’s best known cultural retailers, is opening its new retail outlet at the Landmark Taumeasina Island Resort in Samoa. The opening on July 1st is part of the larger official opening of the Taumeasina Island Resort. 

The new Janet’s store will offer guests of Taumeasina Island Resort an opportunity to experience the cultural products and creative productions of Samoan and Pacific Artists. Products on offer will include both well-known Pacific Brands from Samoa as well as new signature products that the Janet’s is creating especially for the new outlet at Taumeasina Island Resort.

“We are thrilled to partner with Taumeasina on the creation of this new cultural experience,” said Janet Sablan, Director of Janet’s.  “Taumeasina Island is a special place to us in Samoa and to see the Resort open its doors is a great achievement.

This is something that Janet’s has wanted to be a part of since the beginning and we have worked very closely with the Taumeasina Management team in our preparation for this launch. We are very excited that both Janet’s and Taumeasina will now be able to share these new experiences with our guests.” 

When commenting on the partnership with Janet’s, Nathan Buknall, Taumeasina Island Resort General Manager said: “The management at Taumeasina Island Resort, was searching for a retailer that fits in with the philosophies and ideals of our shareholders.  

Janet’s is a locally owned Pacific Island company that supports locally made and designed handicrafts and clothing.  We felt that our company was aligned to Janet’s belief that ‘Tradition gives us strength in our identity, to know that we are part of something greater than ourselves, part of One Pacific family’. 

Our shareholders are all from Pacific Islands; and we are very proud to now refer to Janets as part of our Pacific family at Taumeasina Island Resort. We expect a long and fruitful partnership with Janets Samoa where we will work together to ensure that the people of Samoa and the wider pacific benefit, from both employment opportunities at both Janet’s Samoa and Taumeasina Island Resort. 

We are hoping that through our partnership, that local producers also get a chance to showcase their skills, to our guests, and in such, assist keeping the cultural aspects of Samoa alive for generations.”

“Janet’s Taumesina was designed to be in harmony with the overall look and feel of the Taumeasina Island Resort. 

We were inspired by Taumeasina Island itself, which is an amazing place set amongst lush island surroundings. Janet’s is known for providing the best in Pacific cultural products for the entire family and we are introducing many new products inspired by Taumeasina Island Resort which carry the Janet’s quality mark”, said Lisha Sablan, Creative Director of Janet’s.

Mr. Buknall concluded “Tourists come from all over the world, to experience not only a quality hotel and services, but to discover new places, new people and new cultures and customs.  Janet’s strong focus on culture, and custom and family, are the ideal parnters for Taumeasina Island Resort, as our valued guests will have a chance to purchase a memory from Samoa that they can take home, and in turn share their experience in this beautiful location with their families.”

Taumeasina Island Resort boasts an abundance of restaurants and bars and activity centers for its guests and will now present its guests with the beauty of Samoan Cultural Gifts exclusive to Taumeasina.

At Janet’s, Guests of Taumeasina will have a chance to see cultural works from some of Samoa’s most well respected artists. The retail store includes Cultural Works for the entire family including: 

• Samoan/Pacific Brands and Popular Island Wear for Women,Men and children such as Talofa Shirts, Resortwear, Polos and T-Shirts

• Traditionally Carved and Woven Cultural Items from Samoa

• Cultural Artefacts from around the pacific

• Island Designed Modern Homeware

• Samoan and Pacific Sarongs/Lava Lavas and Beachwear

• Fine Island Jewelry from the Pacific and cultural ornamentation for the entire family

• Master Carved Souvenirs and Keepsakes made form local and indigenous fish bone, woods and shells.

• Locally made Organic Beauty Products made from Coconut Oil.

Janet’s Taumeasina will be opened 7 days a week, email at [email protected] or online at  Opening Hours from 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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