October 5 2014
First trip to Cambodia
The seed for Story was planted in October 2014. Gemma was making her first trip to Cambodia. She just happened to be attending the same conference on water rights that Mark and Barry were attending.
October 8 2014
The idea for Tuk
Three days later the idea for Tuk was born. Gemma travelled back to Sweden and Barry and Mark stayed in Cambodia. As soon as she got Home Gemma started planning the design, branding, and products.
First delivery to Can Tho
Two years later the watches we launched and we were ready to deliver our first batch of filters. This installation trip included the founding team and their entire extended familes delivering filters.
Delivering our second batch to Can Tho
Our second batch was quite a bit larger. For this trip we were able to hire a delivery and insallation team and install 350 filters at 100 different schools.
Our third delivery trip
For this trip we were able to boost our number to 450 filters. We brought along the same delivery team and this time we were able to deliver to 220 schools
1,000 filter goal
Wow. 1,000 filters. This was our original goal and it feels so great to know we reached our first major landmark. From here on out we know we accomplished what we set out to do. Here's to 10,000 more!
5,000 Filter mark
We cannot believe the support and encouragement we've received from our community. We have been able to deliver 5,000 water filters to schools across Cambodia.
Mark has been involved in water security in Cambodia for the last ten years. After growing frustrated with the red tape associated with NGOs Mark decided to take a different approach.
A veteran fashion designer and watch aficionado, Gemma has worked with major watch companies like Swiss and Moxom and is responsible for the selection, design, and production.
Barry is the retired mayor of the Memot district, former chair of the Cambodia World Health Organization Committee for Clean Water, and the first Cambodian to travel to the south pole. He is an outspoken activist for water rights and the founder of Tuk.
Delivering filters In Cambodia
Don't take our word for it, here's what our customer have to say.
I bought this watch as a gift for a loved one who has a "thing" for watches especially ones that are slightly out of the ordinary. This one is absolutely amazing. It has sturdy hard wear. Comes in a beautiful box and is well packaged over top of the actual watch box. I am beyond impressed with this purchase and 100% recommend to anyone.
This watch looks slick. So stylish and elegant at the same time. I have received a lot compliments how good your watch look and everyone thinks it’s a very expensive watch. Automatic watch charge by the moment of your arm. Don’t have to worry about changing battery ever again. Comes with tools for you to adjust the length very easy to change.
Very Classy watch, people will never discover it's real price, no batteries needed, it's mechanic, i believe it's only working with your wrist pulse or the movement of your hand, i used to have one before it can last for 30 years, it comes with a tool to adjust the chain, it's perfect as a gift, im planning to give it to brother when he comes back from his vacation!