Origin of Duka
For us, bath time is more than just a time to clean your child. When our children were younger we found it was a very special time to enjoy each other’s company. The children would have fun playing and as parents we were relieved to know it was a safe environment.
We also learned that water play is not only important for sensory development, but it is a great activity for little ones. By bathing our children at bedtime it helped them to relax and "fingers crossed" would help them go to sleep...
During the droughts in our not too distant past, we in South-East Queensland were all placed on water restrictions. Not wanting to deny our children the opportunity of taking baths and having the chance to “play” with water, we devised a way to be able to conserve water. By applying displacement theory, when you place ice cubes in a glass, less liquid is required to fill the glass. We adapted this to, when using Duka we are able to reduce the amount of water we use when taking a bath allowing us to save both water and time. Our children still have the opportunity to experience "water play" which is an essential part of a child's development. By using Duka it also teaches them the importance of conserving water.
In today’s modern society, water has become a priceless resource. Every country has an abundance of water, however much of this in its raw form is unusable by mankind. Perhaps through our lack of knowledge or understanding, there is an assumption that we have an endless supply of consumable water. Unfortunately as a result of poor water usage and management, the effects of this can be seen on a global scale. Our ever-changing environment requires the need for something to be done now before it is too late for our children. The formation of H2O Koncepts and the conception and development of Duka is our small way of helping people to understand the need for the conservation of one of our most precious natural resources. “Because every drop counts”
The name Duka has been chosen for the product as it was the first word our daughter ever said – “duka duka duka duka” (dook-ah)