Story

Koakoa means joy or joyful or joyfulness.  It is delight.  

Koakoa Design originated with the idea that joy is something to be purposeful about.  It flourishes alongside manaakitanga and aroha – generosity and caring – both care of others and care of self.

 

Koakoa Design is a gifting studio based in Aotearoa.

 

Koakoa Design originally began as a celebration of lines of women who poured their love into things domestic - beautifying everyday objects, elevating humble things, creating handmade crafts for home and whānau.

 

And that's really what Koakoa Design started with - small things joyfully made.

 

It has always been a goal to be able to contribute beyond my own small biz to other businesses - supporting other talented tāngata nurtures skills, knowledge and culture. 

 

Koakoa Design has been connecting with local artisans and craftspeople, Māori and Pasifika and New Zealand makers to bring you products and gifts you can be confident in their integrity and quality and proud to share.

 

We have an expanding range of hauora products and bundles as well to give you options for managing your own well-being or gifting a care pack to support the health of those who are important to you.

 

I started Koakoa Design from my home in Tāmaki Makaurau and with the tautoko and aroha of my whānau and friends I've been able to grow it to what it is now.

 

At Koakoa Design, your desire to make someone’s day a bit more fabulous is met with stylish, indigenous, design and craft options you won’t find elsewhere.  And I'm so thankful to be able to play a small part in helping you grow the relationships  that matter to you.

 

Thank you so much for being here.

 

ngā mihi mahana

xx

Lisa

Ngāti Ruanui, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pākehā

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