ELECTRIC PUKEKO - Headwear & Eyewear
Starting from humble beginnings back in 2007 as a fun festival brand, Electric Pukeko is a NZ owned and operated hat and sunglass wholesaler from Havelock North, Hawkes Bay.
We design all our products ourselves and visit our suppliers each season to work on our new designs and prototypes.
All our designs are on trend yet practical, keeping our customers looking stylish as well as offering protection from the harsh NZ elements.
Most of our materials used are sustainable. Wool, Hemp, Paper & FSC certified wood are our most common materials used. We have had our materials independently tested through ARPANSA and are rated UPF50+ for excellent sun protection Our polarised sunglasses lens meets NZ/AUS standards AS/NZS 1067:2016.
We take great pride in our quality products, pop up shop displays, excellent customer service and affordable pricing, keeping our customers and stockists satisfied when they support our small NZ business.
For more information on Electric Pukeko products or to become a stockist, please contact us on email@example.com
About Us (Andrew & Jess)
EP was one of two business ideas thought up one sunny day in Portugal back in 2007 - the other was to mix up a batch of Sangria using bulk wine which a bunch of mates had just purchased. Two things were decided the next day while nursing Sangria headaches, firstly that ...they would never again buy wine in 5 litre plastic bottles, and secondly that Andrew & Jess would start working on getting this Pukeko off the ground and into full flight.
After doing extensive research at as many festivals as they could get to, and scoping out the latest fashions at the beach, Andrew & Jess decided on a simple product range that covered all the necessities for summer. This new EP range would also allow its followers to create their own unique look at a festival, beach, or just out and about.
After lots of research Macca the 'treasure hunter' with the help and support of his partner Jess - 'festival and fashion guru', Electric Pukeko grew from a Sangria driven revelation, into a fully-fledged hat and sunglass movement.
Andrew & Jess are thrilled to have created a summer lifestyle brand. Whilst being super busy during the NZ Summers - supplying products to shops, running the online store, organisation of promotional products and promoting EP with their eye-catching pop-up shop at various music festivals and winery events around the country. Wintertime generally consists of our China buying / production trip (which comes with its own awesome adventures & creating epic memories) followed by a well-deserved European family holiday / research trip of European fashion.
"We spend the downtime spending quality time as a family, beach hopping around in our motorhome. We do market research of the European fashion scene to keep up with the latest trends and materials being used. These epic adventures on the road, is our inspiration for each new season’s range. We come back feeling refreshed, cups full and ready for another full-on NZ Summer Season"!
Thanks so much for your support,
Andrew, Jess, and our little guy Leo.
Staying true to our roots, EP promote their brand at various winery events, music festivals & concerts around New Zealand during the summer months. Keep an eye out on our events calendar to see if we are coming to a location near you this Summer
2022/2023 Music Festivals & Events
28th October (Friday) 2022 Hanmer Springs Fete - Hanmer Springs www.hanmerspringsfete.co.nz
3rd November (Thursday) 2022 Geraldine Summer Fete - Geraldine www.geraldinesummerfete.co.nz
5th November (Saturday) 2022 Hororata Highland Games - Hororata Canterbury www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz
9th-10th-11th November (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 2022 Canterbury A&P Show - Christchurch www.theshow.co.nz
26th November (Saturday) 2022 Beers at the Basin - Basin Reserve, Wellington www.beersatthebasin.co.nz
3rd December (Saturday) 2022 South Island Wine and Food Festival - Hagley Park Christchurch City www.winefestival.co.nz
10th December (Saturday) 2022 Wellington Wine & Food Festival - Waitangi Park, Wellington www.wineandfoodfestival.co.nz
28th January (Saturday) 2023 Great Kiwi Beer Festival - Hagley Park - Christchurch www.greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz
TBC North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival - Waipara Valley, North Canterbury www.ncwineandfood.co.nz
11th March (Saturday) 2023 Havelock Mussel Festival - Havelock, Marlborough www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz/
TBC 11th-12th March (Friday, Saturday) 2022 Wanaka Show - Wanaka www.wanakashow.co.nz
TBC 18th-19th-20th March (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 2022 Womad - New Plymouth www.womad.co.nz