Talaleomalie - Spring/Summer 2018

We've called this latest collection 'Talaleomalie'. It's the Taupou name of our mother Mena and it means 'teller of good stories'. Growing up we loved hearing her stories about growing up in Samoa with her siblings, parents and extended family.  The stories were captivating and enchanting. Life was hard for our mother and her family. Not much money but they were rich in their strength of family and their faith. Stories about strong mothers, their dutiful children and the many sacrifices they made for the betterment of the wider family and their village. 

This collection is a tribute to these stories and our family members who helped paved the path for us.

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TALOFA!


MENA is a family clothing business that started in Samoa in 2002. The owners/designers are Mena Loheni and her four daughters Agnes, Jackie, Gina and Charlene.

We are passionate about our business because it ties in everything that we love under one roof - fashion, culture, colour, heritage and of course family!

We will use this blog to share our thoughts and inspirations behind what we do. We started off making Samoan dresses and Puletasi (two-piece garments). We are now well known for our resortwear, cocktail and evening dresses in our signature pacific prints.

Do check in with us regularly as we share with you some of the wonderful people, events and experiences we come across in our MENA world.