Mission | Original Duckhead


Original Duckhead was founded with a mission: to create a positive impact for our people and our planet through our values, principles and transparency - the pillars of how we operate. We’re pledging to be carbon neutral by 2025.

Sustainability has been at the core of our mission since Original Duckhead was conceptualised in 2012. We are driven to build the happiest eco-friendly brand by bringing style and quality to everyday adventures and creating uplifting, eco-friendly, long lasting designs with integrity.

Each collection is inspired by the incredible planet we call home and we want to create products designed to encourage people to get outside, embrace nature and live happier, more fulfilled, well-rounded lives.

Each of our collections celebrates colour, pioneers sustainable practices, and focuses on people and progress each step of the way.

Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: there is a vital flaw in the throwaway culture surrounding the umbrella industry. We are driven to change the perception of  umbrellas seen as short-term disposable products, as this is creating a huge waste issue and contributing to our global climate crisis.

Our founder decided to create an innovative umbrella design which actively removes plastic waste from our landfill and seas, by using 9 post-consumer plastic bottles to create the canopy for every single one of our umbrellas.

We only use high-strength aluminium and steel for our frames, to ensure they can stand the test of even the strongest gales of wind and heaviest thunderstorms. To finish it off, we pack each one of our orders with recycled and biodegradable packaging. 

Each one of our designs are bright, bold and intentionally unforgettable. Fear not, you’ll never lose another umbrella again - trust us, we’re hard to forget. We design our products with longevity in mind, as to design sustainably means to design umbrellas to last. We want every umbrella to live a long productive life, so we always prioritise the highest quality materials and construction.

We are conscious that producing anything new has an impact on the environment. We are continuously working to eliminate waste at every stage of production.