Over the last few months we've been working on something super exciting behind the scenes! If this is your first time here then Hello! but if it's not you'll probably have noticed the website has a whole new look and we've re-branded!
First of all let me re-introduce myself, I’m Laura, chief day-dreamer, creator of pretty things and founder of Koko Blossom. I started the business in 2015 after having my first little boy, when the need to create a work / life ‘blend’ (as I like to call it) grew too strong and Koko Blossom was born. I now have two gorgeous boys, Ollie and Zac and they are the inspiration for all I do. The boys love nothing more than visiting ‘Mummy’s work’ and my hope is that the entrepreneurial gene passes on to them.
The thing is, I have always loved business, that little entrepreneurial spark was with me from a young age. At the age of 5 I set up a business selling bookmarks (made from the cardboard in tights) to neighbours for 10p, followed by a little gardening business aged 7, then plastic watches on marketplaces and it went on from there. I always knew I would end up with my own business one day, I could almost picture it. I suppose after years of dreaming, saving inspirational business articles from magazines and coming up with a whole host of ideas, it was an early version of manifestation.
Over the past 5 years the business has grown from a spare room to a two-room studio. Within this time, we have gone from buying wholesale products to developing our own ranges, which is a dream come true.
With Koko Blossom, we wanted to create products that are sophisticated and uplifting, an accessory that everyone would feel proud of using, but with the added extra of personalisation. Koko Blossom is all about a relaxed travel style. We were born out of the need to take some well needed ‘me time’ and to enjoy switching off from the stresses of the day…week…year. We’re talking palm trees, coconuts, sandy beaches, cold rosé, the sound of the waves…we’re here for that. This is what we hope the re-brand encompasses! The soft tones of our new brand colours and the palm tree in our logo are all a visual representation of how we feel when we're at our most relaxed!
When Koko Blossom began I started with what I knew, textiles. I had worked for two wonderful textile companies throughout my career and it’s what I loved. Now, we have come full circle and have a new hammam towel range for the current season, it’s great to be back where we belong.
We’ve gone through various looks over the years, like a person grows and develops, so has the business, it changes and evolves and every time we think it can’t get any better, it does. We’re excited for what’s to come and you’re welcome along for the ride.