stok.story

We’re on a mission to grow designers, artists and niche brands in New Zealand.  We are inspired by the creativity, resilience, and spirit of all our designers. They have weathered many a tough trading time during economic uncertainty, global pandemics and triumphed - but everyone needs a bigger stage to survive.

The Shop Local movement exists globally, connecting groups of like-minded citizens concerned about our future, working with their local communities and finding sustainable alternatives to what they do. 
Bruce and I have both been in retail for many years across merchandise production and manufacture, sourcing, marketing and store design.  We're really excited to have pooled our skills to create this online site and our little store in the Parnell Village, 317 Parnell Road in Auckland, New Zealand.  Like our designers and suppliers, we appreciate design and the hard work and tenacity it takes for small businesses to keep doing it on their own.
Bruce & Elisabeth
November 2020