The range of Duskies products are fully designed by Macca and Jessica in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay.
All the specifications, timbers, timber grains and colour tones are selected by the Duskies crew in house or on their production trip. They take great pride in their designs and love creating each new collection. Macca & Jess design all the unique and eco friendly packaging that Duskies offer including their foldable cork cases, display stands and eco gift boxes.
Every year during the New Zealand winter period the Duskies crew travel up to Shanghai PRC (Peoples Republic of China) to work with a small family owned wooden work shop where all the Duskies frames are handmade using very talented timber artisans. With a carpentry background, Macca has a keen eye for detail and timber grain and often helps in the process of hand selecting the suitable timber required for producing these unique Duskies frames. Together they complete the cutting process to ensure they achieve the best grain effect for visual impact as well as strength. They have a very tight knit working relationship with the Duskies artisans and rate them as very close friends as well as colleagues.
"We have lots of laughs on our production trips as our fussiness and super high standards really amuses our co-workers"
"They actually jokingly and affectionately call us the 麻煩 'máfan' customers which translates in mandarin to (difficult troublesome inconvenient customers) due to the high standards we demand"
Although the Duskies products are not handmade in NZ every other aspect of Duskies is supporting fellow NZ businesses as well as the local economy. This ranges from many services such as their talented photographer, shipping agents, local couriers, packaging company, accountant & software. We supply local NZ stockists and support event companies with our popup shop throughout the Summer months. We are also proud to collaborate with other like minded kiwi brands.