Gunn Valley is a small NZ made business, situated 1 hour north of Wellington in rural Waikanae.
About the maker
Hi, my name is Rebecca Gunn. A mother of four daughters, a wife, lifestyle block owner, sheep and horse (and children) herder. A chef, designer & entrepreneur by trades. I blame my father, well actually I thank him. He has been a successful entrepreneur my whole life and I must’ve caught it from him. The vision and passion for all things is from my mother and the encouragement comes from both of them, my husband and my kids.
Idea behind the brand
Gunn Valley came about as I wanted to be a better person. Firstly this came with my guilt with all the plastic bottles our family of six went through. We were cosmetic consumers. Body wash, shampoos, face creams, you name it! There was post consumer waste everywhere. Recycling isn’t the key - Pre cycling is. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect no where near a eco-warrior but trying my bit for the environment . Even yesterday I flew past my eco bags waiting at the door and had to buy a couple of paper bags at the checkout. I’m not perfect and I don’t claim to be. What I’m striving for is to be better. Make better choices and have a small business that can help others to do the same.
What's special about our products?
So - the products I have created are boutique. They are not mass produced, they are made by hand, by myself with a lot of love, care and attention. This business enables me to work around my family’s needs - cause as all mothers know - these constantly change.
Why support us?
You are not buying from a big company, you are supporting a family that then supports other small NZ businesses. It is a win win.
So thank you. Thank you for supporting us and I hope together we can do better, and enjoy the journey.