Our Story

“You should bring something into the world that wasn't in the world before. It doesn't matter what that is. It doesn't matter if it's a table or a film or gardening - everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, "I did that.”

~ Ricky Gervais

Welcome to Giving Gecko!

October 21st, 2018

Giving Gecko is located in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. It's a small friendly, community town and we really love creativity, art and animals down here. With the warm Australian climate too we have a number of native Gecko species in Australia, so they became the inspiration behind our name! We are only just hatchlings as I write this and Giving Gecko was founded on October 7th, 2018.

At Giving Gecko we aim to support not only ourselves as entrepreneurs and artists but also other creative independent artists too, so we can continue to do and build on what we love but help others do the same by investing in their artwork also. As huge animal lovers we had an idea that it would be great if we could use creative art and design to help not just ourselves and other artists - but animal charities too.

We donate 15% of all the proceeds raised from kind people like you who enjoy purchasing our designs, clothing apparel and gifts and then we funnel all those donation funds back into helping accredited animal charities.

Over time as Giving Gecko grows we also plan to add even more great animal charities to our donation page too. Currently we donate to animal rescue charities Animals Asia and Nowzad - you can learn more about who they are and what they do here: charities we donate to.

You won't be disappointed, they are amazing people who do incredible things for animal welfare - even achieving getting cruel bear bile farming practices legally banned in entire Asian provinces (Animal's Asia) or risking their own safety going into dangerous war zones to rescue stray dogs and cats (Nowzad) - who we're very proud to support. They really are exceptional human beings Jill Robinson (Animals Asia Founder) and Pen Farthing (Nowzad Founder).

On our website we create all the art designs you see by hand ourselves in-house at Giving Gecko or they are done by other artists who we buy licences from (so we can use their artwork legitimately) that we source and purchase from all around the world. We buy their work either through them personally or from stock sites which sell licenses to several artist's work in one place. This way we can share far more great designs with you while also supporting these artists and their work too.

The more you buy from Giving Gecko then the more artists we can source artwork from to share even more amazing art designs with you, and then the more donation funds we can give back to animal rescue charities too! We hope to continually build up our apparel and gift collections so make sure you check back often.

Genius Gecko supports artists

Although we're based in Australia, we wanted to be able to share Giving Gecko with the entire world. Giving Gecko is a long way away from apparel printing businesses out here in countryside Australia, so we teamed up with the very best quality apparel printers in the USA and Europe.

So you also are supporting Australian (us), American and European (our apparel manufacturers) businesses with each purchase. Plus this also gives our international customers much faster shipping and delivery times so they can receive their items as soon as possible.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website and also please join our family by signing up as a VIP Gecko via our newsletter sign-up on our homepage or click the sign-up option during checkout.

We also promise we won't send you anymore than one email every couple of weeks if you sign up we don't spam, sometimes we're so busy it can even be only once a month. We just like to share with you all our deals and special offers you might be interested in, how your purchases are helping the animal charities we support plus keep you up-to-date with our newest designs we just release that you might enjoy.

Thank you for helping animals and for your support 💚🦎

If you need any help or want to just say hi :) please feel free to contact us anytime.