About us

 

The Kiwi Artisan Co produce the finest small batch artisan goods for food lovers nationwide.


Purpose

We strive to strengthen support for the artisan community and foster deeper connection between the maker and the consumer. As we grow our own selection of Kiwi artisan goods we look forward to introducing many other talented, artisan producers, their people behind the products and their unique stories of creation 

 

Story

The Kiwi Artisan Co began as a humble market stall in Central Otago, supporting small artisan producers who did not have the scale or resources to attend markets independently. Like most small retail operations, the business struggled to survive during the COVID-19 lockdown and was particularly affected as local markets and events were cancelled across the country. Without a strong online presence, operations came to a standstill. The shutdown period was tough, but it was even tougher watching those small artisan producers struggle who really depend on local markets and retail shops to survive. 
We were determined to launch The Kiwi Artisan Co business online as a way to support the small batch artisan community and broaden artisan platter options for Kiwis who love to entertain at home. We have since started producing our own small batch goods look forward to growing alongside our artisan suppliers and expanding our community support initiatives over the next year.