Witness authentic and inspiring stories from our satisfied licence holders who have experienced the benefits of being a NZ Made Kiwi trademark licence holder. Discover how being a licence holder has contributed to their business growth and success, and how they have benefited from the credibility and trust associated with the NZ Made Kiwi trademark. From small businesses to large enterprises, our licence holders represent a diverse range of industries and products, all made with passion, care, and attention to detail.
What our clients Say
"Really happy with the vid and we have already had a positive enquiry from a potential customer that watched it."
— Product Development Manager Hansells Masterton
"We were stoked to have the team from Buy NZ Made come and support us and put together an amazing video of what we do. Ryan knew the right questions to ask to genuinely find out what drives us and why we love doing what we do. It was an amazing opportunity to show case what we do here."
— Owner Seventh Wave Wetsuits
"Manufacturing in New Zealand helps our family foster growth, not only in our industry but that of our community and it provides a future of job security for many people. It gives us a sense of pride to be able to offer the world a high quality technical product that’s made right here in New Zealand. Our NZ customers, such as Kathmandu, Swanndri & Skellerup really love and promote the NZ Made story, they rely on us to provide a NZ made product which is now using New Zealand sourced merino wool. Its wholesome, honest, hardworking kiwis that take pride in producing every pair of your NZ Sock Company socks."
— NZ Sock Company
"Felt scary as heck being in front of camera but you made me feel comfortable. 2 months sales in the following 4 days was pretty exciting to deal with."
— Founder WMC Trail Tools
"Our story is about a hands on commitment to innovative design, quality of materials and attention to detail workmanship. We have created a trusted brand against a flow of cheaper, higher margin imports that lasts beyond customer expectation and provides employment for New Zealanders proud of their work and achievements. Earth Sea Sky is about style, values, heritage."
— Earth Sea Sky
"When I was told we were chosen for the Buy NZ episode I put it off to the very last date that was available. I had many sleepless nights thinking about it and spent days wondering what I was going to say. When Anna and Ryan arrived on the day I felt instantly at ease and the day flowed perfectly. I was still dreading the video coming out but when it did I was blown away with how well it all came together. Great work team!"
"The Making it New Zealand Series help us to share our story by creating a behind the scenes digital message. This provided a fantastic window on our operation. Having your company’s story told from a 3rd person perspective adds fantastic PR value."
— Managing Director Whitestone Cheese
A KIWI ORIGINAL SERIES
In 2020, we interviewed many Kiwi businesses through A Kiwi Original interview series to receive fresh business perspectives with a New Zealand maker or manufacturer.
Here's what they said about why the NZ Made Kiwi trademark is so important to their businesses.
Don't take our word for it, read on or listen here >
"One of the big things we had right from the start was we're going to push that it's New Zealand Made and so the best way to do that is to join the NZ Made Campaign."
Ash Razmi — Founder Bootleg Jerky | bootlegjerky.co.nz
"New Zealand Made carries a lot of weight outside New Zealand. People don't realise that."
— Co-Founder Zealandia Honey | zealandiahoney.nz
"Well you're Buy New Zealand Made and we were really motivated by your professionalism at the outset when we first contacted you, and that gave us the confidence to reach out to the rest of the New Zealand community to support this."
— Founder Lanaco | lanaco.co.nz
"We'll get two, three, four, five inquiries every day from people and their only question - are your products NZ Made? They don't want to know anything else."
Carl Wren— Managing Director True Fleece | truefleece.co.nz
"We knew there was demand in the market for a New Zealand Made product, firstly, a natural New Zealand Made product."
— General Manager, Superior Chunky | superiorchunky.co.nz
"We have got New Zealand Made. That was the first thing I signed up to. I was really proud of that and you were very welcoming."
Billi Jo Hohepa-Rohipa
— Founder B'Det | b-det.com
"I think it's very, very important to sell in New Zealand as the New Zealand Made product."
— Finelogy Founder | finelogy.com
"Originally we were having to import components from overseas. It wasn't until we shifted to our carbon fiber model that we were able to say that the product was made in New Zealand and that was a huge... that was sort of a big goal for me.
I wanted to have complete control over the manufacturing of it. Not have to rely on other countries and importing components, especially in times like these. I'd be, I'd have no stock."
— Founder Backlanz | backlanz.co.nz
"Definitely it's something that we've belonged to right from the beginning and it just puts trust, especially with New Zealanders into our product. "We have also New Zealand Made on some of our other brands selling overseas and it's something that people are looking for, the little triangle has been a part of our brand for a long time."
— Managing Director Melora Honey | melora.co.nz
Real Dog Company
"We've noticed recently people have become so much more discerning about, they will up front and say to you, is it really made here? "Being able to front up to that and show your logo and say, well, I don't think a lot of people understand that you have to have a license to show that logo. Just being able to prove to people that it is New Zealand Made and we've got a story, it's great. I'm pretty proud to be able to do that."
— Founder Real Dog Company | realdog.co.nz
"Is that an investment or is it a cost? Can we spend it given what's going on? No, it's actually good value for us. We are a Kiwi company. We are proudly Kiwi. I think you will see on any of my social media posts, I put the Buy New Zealand Made logo, I plaster it on everything possible."
— Founder TimeHub | timehub.co.nz
"We instantly had a fruitful conversation without any dancing around or holding back or everything came out and that was part of what it was so invaluable."
— Founder Skinny Fizz | skinnyfizz.co.nz