Ardie Savea was born and bred in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2017, Ardie and wife, Saskia, collaborated, and created the Ardie Savea Clothing brand. In October, this was released to the New Zealand market.
Ardie has always been interested in clothing, and fashion. Throughout school, he was known for his sense of style, often wearing clothing he had altered.
After school, Ardie's professional Rugby career began. This meant less time for fashion, and more time focusing on the game he loves to play. Currently, he represents the Wellington Lions, Hurricanes, and All Blacks.
In 2016, Saskia completed her Bachelor of Commerce. Ardie and Saskia came together the following year to collaborate a menswear line. Saskia manages and handles all details, while Ardie designs.
In October 2017, the first collection was released. Both owners learnt a huge deal in the lead up to this, as well as taking in a huge amount in the following months.
At the beginning of 2019, Ardie & Saskia began their journey to move their brand to have more purpose. Ardie Savea Clothing has developed into a clothing line that creates messages around mental well-being, with $10 from each garment sold being donated to I Am Hope Foundation.