Based in the UK, Cosy Coco was born out of my desire to showcase the artistic beauty of handcrafted African products so that the talents of master artisans can be celebrated and encouraged. It is through my love of travelling to the more rural areas of Africa and whilst living in Zimbabwe and connecting with local artisans, that my passion for handmade African crafts and design led to the initial concept of Cosy Coco. I believe that a home should be filled with the stories of the journeys we have taken so that the true beauty of objects can be appreciated. By travelling to each country and working closely with artisans to source and design collections, I am able to listen to their stories, so that I can in turn build a collection of items, available globally, which reflect the extraordinary cultures and history of these men and women. By meeting these communities I have been able to form sustainable relationships and purchase in line with the principles of fair trade. The brand is forged with the purpose of making a social, as well as a visual impact by supporting these crafts people to maintain their traditional skills and practices for future generations.