Sisters Judith Chambers and Sally McGowan founded Duckydora in 2012. They started the business because of their love of quality décor but found it difficult to source beautiful, ethical and British homeware products.
“Judith and I were chatting one day about how there wasn’t one place where you could go to find gorgeous, handmade products for your home that didn’t cost the earth (literally!) So, we decided to join forces to bridge the gap in the market." – Sally
Naming the business was the easy bit
Our family are all Leicestershire born and bred. For anyone not familiar with Midlands’ terms of endearment, you will often find people affectionately referred to as “me duck”. Our beloved granny used to take this a step further and would often be heard asking “what’s up Duckydora?”
“We wanted a name with a homely feel, that was personal to us, so ‘Duckydora’ was simply perfect.” – Judith
Our vision is beautiful, sustainable and ethical products
Our vision for Duckydora is to provide our customers with a range of exclusively designed homewares that are beautiful for life. Beautiful because of how they look, but also beautiful because of their provenance.
"We have been tireless in locating the best possible products from the most sustainable sources. Where possible, the items we stock are made of reclaimed materials, by talented British artisans. As a result, we believe we can offer you a choice of products that will become treasured family heirlooms and not just a passing fad.” – Sally
“We want to bring a touch of glamour to your home with items that can also withstand the rigours of everyday life. Therefore, all the products we stock at Duckydora can be put in the microwave, dishwasher or washing machine. We also understand that our customers live in real homes that include children and pets, and so we have something for them too!” – Judith