on the edge of the world
Our workshop is an old building located on the north coast of Co. Donegal, Ireland. Originally used by builders and carpenters, we took over the space in 2007 and began making skateboards, skimboards and furniture. Over the years we began to focus more on our balance trainers and more recently our yoga products.
From the workshop we can see woodland, lakes, and mountains, with the sea mear minutes away and so is the perfect setting to create our products. Woodwork has been a part of the workshop since it was first built in the 1960’s and although it is no longer used to make window frames, doors and homes, we like to think we have kept the soul of the place alive and kicking with our own creations.
cut and shape
The first part of our process involves shaping our products into the recognisable Huku shapes they are. We create soft tactiles rails for a smooth hold, and turn on rollers on a lathe for a bump free ride. An extensive sanding process ensures we achieve the best possible finish on all our products.
In 2018, we replaced our plastic vinyl branding with a screen-printing finish using water based inks. Each and every board is screen printed by hand giving a unique finish to each of our products. Blue or green? We've been asked this a couple of times, and whilst we're happy for you to call us what you want, we've settled for Huku Blue. Our brand colour celebrates our innate connection to the waves :)
In 2019, we replaced our original finish to a water based version that has the same durability properties. We did this for the same reason we switched to screen printing our artwork. The environment. We all have a choice in how we help or hinder the health of the planet, and no matter how small a change we all make, we know that they are all worth it. Our new water based finish has a low VOC rating which is much more environmentally friendly.
just what the milkman ordered
We use recycled milk carton packaging on all our orders. Perfectly fitting for your doorstep delivery.