Kahoko

Kahoko

Kahoko brings you timeless, handmade, heirloom quality textile pieces. Working from a cross cultural, cross knowledge collaboration with makers from the Rift Valley, Kenya. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary designs, they work as a socially and environmentally committed business. Proceeds from their products are injected directly into the makers community. All materials used to create their products from dyeing to weaving are 100% natural and locally sourced.

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Kahoko’s story begins in Kenya’s rural Rift Valley, where weavers work a cotton warp and wool weft loom to craft handmade rugs.  Every rug is carefully constructed, row by row. Kahoko’s makers developed their craft over time, through exploration, developing skills and new techniques in natural dying, weaving and loom building. Their skills have been passed on through three generations, with a common goal to continue to evolve together for generations to come.  Kahoko and the weavers, spinners and dyers began their exchange in 2013 when founder Laura Coppen spent five months in Kenya co-creating through design and business development. From that, they have woven a lasting relationship in crafting well designed textiles and strengthening a growing community.

 

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