From design through to retail.
Alongside our concession business, DCK operates a large wholesale operation worldwide. Using our expertise across design, merchandising, buying and supply chain, we are able to supply numerous partners with the latest in fashion jewellery and accessories both under their own brand names and our own.
The DCK in house design team is comprised of 14 talented and dynamic designers from creative industries that span textile, fashion and fine jewellery and include graduates from the prestigious London colleges Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Our designers are all accomplished makers and the fully equipped design studio allows the team to produce original samples in house. Our vast component library is globally sourced. Regular inspiration and sourcing trips are made to vintage markets all over the world.
New Matrix 3D design software and a rapid prototype printer are recent additions to our extensive CAD design programmes. A dedicated product development team based in our China office liaise with our factories to oversee the completion of designs. Collectively our team are the foremost experts in the costume jewellery field and are passionate about creating unique jewellery that leads market trends.
DCK operates out of four DCs worldwide based in the UK, China and USA covering 50,000 square foot of floor space and employing over 50 people. Across the 4 DC’s we handle around 30 million pieces of jewellery a year, consolidating freight weekly based on origin, freight method and DC.
For picking we follow the agreed client SOP (standard operating procedure) and can pick and despatch freight for our clients as required from weekly, biweekly, monthly to quarterly. The Logistics team each deal with a number of factories who they are in contact with daily and also work closely with our QC teams and our freight agents to ensure a smooth, seamless operation.
Our QC department in China is based in Qingdao where 60% of our jewellery is manufactured, but we also have remote workers in Yiwu, South China and India – so over 95% of our product is quality assessed. We follow the AQL inspection requirement level and have a QC department in the UK, to carry out spot checks on our deliveries and deal with any specific customer complaints.
We comply with the strictest international requirement for lead, cadmium and nickel release for all items in regular contact with skin. We choose to follow these requirements as a base standard for DCK to ensure our product is considered ‘safe’ by all international standards - not just EU or UK.
All suppliers are required to comply with the ETI (ethical trade initiative) ‘base code’ which is our minimum social compliance requirement. We are very proud of our vendors and their manufacturing codes of conduct and have a duty of care to all our manufacturers to create an environment we would be prepared to work in ourselves.
If you’d like to speak to us regarding a wholesale relationship, please send a brief message and a DCK representative will be in touch shortly.