Ian and Anne-Marie started DUC in 2016 with a vision of breaking the poverty cycle with sustainable medical and educational assistance in Vietnam. DUC partnered with the Christina Noble Children's Foundation which Anne-Marie has volunteered with for many years in Ho Chi Minh City. We pledge to support the foundation with our one-for-one business model and contributions.
DUC products are manufactured in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. When searching for manufacturers it was key to find a factory that operates with the same values as DUC and thankfully we have found a key partner in our production. Ethics are a massive part of the DUC brand and we pride ourselves in using factories that provide safe and clean working conditions for their staff. Every employee works social hours and earns a living wage. DUC regularly visit the factory and benefit by the transparency of the factory and enjoy meeting the team during production and development time.
PURPOSE & PRODUCTS
All of our DUC products have a specific purpose which links directly back to the needs of the foundation. Each season we work closely with CNCF to develop products with a purpose to suit their growing needs. Our 7 collections benefit the foundation in the following ways:
DUC Pencil Case - Every DUC pencil case sold contributes to the running costs of the foundation!
DUC Cooler - Every DUC cooler bag sold contributes to the purchase of baby formula to feed babies in Vietnam!
DUC Jr - Every DUC Jr bag sold vaccinates a child in Vietnam!
DUC Bag - Every DUC bag sold buys a school kit for a child in need!
DUC BB - Every DUC BB bag sold provides assistance to children in the school for the visually impaired in Vietnam!
DUC Sport - Every DUC Sport bag sold gives a child the opportunity to learn how to swim!