Ischtar Lyla Moon is a young fashion designer passionate about bringing ethical fashion to the mainstream. Her streetwear label Lead Candy uses ethically sourced fabrics to create bold & quirky designs that challenge the common misconception of eco-fashion as boring, beige & inherently unfashionable.
She draws inspiration from her unique childhood growing up next door to the Paparoa National Park, near Punakaiki, and her ongoing involvement in conservation initiatives in the area. Her current collection Urban Pests is intended as a commentary on the irony of the "Pest free NZ" eradication program, while humans are the ultimate invasive species.
Ischatr still creates unique pieces in her studio.