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We are not out to conquer the world, just make it a little more beautiful.

Piece-Makers is an e-tail store selling a small range of beautiful products sourced locally and from around the world. Everything we sell is something we want to live with and use everyday.  Our range is small because we believe in quality over quantity. The collection is evolving and we are always on the look out for things that help us make the world and our lives a little more beautiful.

The cornerstone of our collection is the luxurious leather at Pelleteria and Uomo that we discovered while on  holiday in Tuscany with our two girls. We also have a small range of other good goods such as the locally made beeswax candles from Hearth & Home. These are handmade right here in Hawke's Bay. All of our products come directly from the makers so you can buy the very highest quality at the best possible price.

Who are we?

Fiona Hosford: Me. Founder/director of Piece-Makers, wife, mother, maker, finder, sometimes interior stylist, coffee addict, eco-nerd and lover of all things beautiful. Former owner and director of  mid century design store Piece Ltd and founder of the Saturday morning Piece-Makers Market.in Havelock North.

Aaron Hosford: Co-founder/director, husband, father, graphic designer, sounding board and tolerator. Also founder/director/principal designer at  Font Design.

Imogen and Elsa Hosford: our two super-cool little (actually not so little) girls. Aged 13 and 10, it was these two who persuaded me to take the leap and start importing the beautiful leather goods from Italy - mainly so I would have a reason to take them back there! These two are my everything.

Who is Maggie?

It is Maggie's picture you see at the top there. Designed by Aaron at Font Design, she is more than just a logo. She is our muse and inspiration. 
Maggie lives in the world of the imagination and so cannot be constrained by time or space. She can be in Milan, reporting back to you from a design fair while simultaneously rescuing orphaned lambs from a farm here in Hawke's Bay. She spurns throw-awayism and is all about true beauty, the kind that does not fade with age but rather improves with the passing of time.
Piece-Makers has been born out of Maggie's endless yearning to make the world more beautiful.