About Us

The Haka is a traditional ancestral war dance of the Māori people in New Zealand that carries a very special meaning: 'Be a strong fighter, find strength by choosing to smile through whatever challenges life brings'. This is the message we have instilled in our daughter, Courtney.

Courtney is special needs, being born with autism among other disabilities. We struggled to find non-toxic and safe products for Courtney to use and realised that there was a gap in the market to develop a range of green products suitable for infants and children that were not only convenient and versatile but also safe for parents and their babies. When protecting our daughter’s health and preserving the environment for her future became our top priority, Haakaa was born.

We are 100% committed to creating stylish, practical and sustainable products that are safe for both our kids and our planet.

All Haakaa products are designed and tested in New Zealand, manufactured in selected advanced international factories under strict quality controls and designed and tested against the world's highest safety standards (such as European EN14350 and US FDA).

We truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Though life with a special needs child is challenging and exhausting at times, this amazing brand and our journey would not have begun without her. Courtney’s smile and fighting spirit is the driving force behind each and every one of us. 

Thank you for choosing Haakaa! 

From our family x