About us

WELCOME to Unlocked Box, and thank you for visiting our store. If you love travel, or the idea of it, then you have come to the right place! The laid-back holiday lifestyle is what we're all about. We're particularly fond of sunshine, the ocean, palm trees and tropical plants, all of which inspire our choice of products and designs. As a New Zealand store with a global outlook, we're also keen to show off our beautiful country and encourage people to visit us. So we have a New Zealand collection to showcase our traditional crafts and designs. Some of our products are the result of partnerships with artists, and are exclusive to us.

My inspiration for starting Unlocked Box was a wonderful store that I used to visit in a street just off Piccadilly, London, during the 1990s. It was a travellers' store, full of practical, comfortable yet very stylish clothing and accessories for well-heeled Mayfair ladies. I couldn't afford anything but I loved to window shop, and dream. It was a treasure chest of beautiful things. The shop is no longer there, and I haven't come across anything like it since. So I decided to create my own online version, but with a wider range of treasures to suit all budgets. I hope you find something that you love.

I hope you'll also enjoy our blog. This is a small collection of posts extracted from my main blog site, Coconut Lands. If you enjoy travellers' tales, do take a look at Coconut Lands.

May the road rise up to meet you, and may the wind be always at your back.


OUR MISSION

We want to make every day feel like a holiday!

Our aim is to find affordable, fun, good quality products to send you on your way, or help you feel like you're already there. We work directly with suppliers and artists around the world to bring you items that are unlikely to be available in your local store.  

We believe that travel promotes international understanding, peace and harmony. We also think it provides some of the best educational and personal development opportunities that life can offer. For that reason, we support United Nations sustainable development goal 1, which is to end world poverty. That might sound like a very ambitious goal but if every person did one small thing to support it, imagine what we could achieve! We do our bit by supporting charities which facilitate volunteering overseas, such as Volunteer Service Abroad and Lattitude. See Carole's blog post Six reasons why travel is good for you for more details on our values and why we think travel is so important.

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