Hello there. Welcome.
Kookie of London is a creative social enterprise & a purveyor of secondhand & original re-crafted clothes, accessories & decor for your adventurous life. We are Luke & Sarah.
He was made in the Hollywood Hills, raised in the sands of the Pacific Ocean and educated in the quiet copses of Surrey. She grew up weaving and carving stones in a cornerless German schoolroom and worked in a hospital cafeteria outside of Cologne. After studying History of Art, he worked at England’s largest video library to help fund his move to the White Earth Indian reservation in Minnesota. She studied journalism in the San Fernando Valley and lived in Paris for 3 months.
We met in 2010 in Venice, California to plan a fundraiser. Four days later we were eating burritos at the counter of a taqueria on Santa Monica Boulevard and the rest is history. A history of late night drives to Joshua Tree, thrifting in Palm Springs, building campfires by the desert lakes along the California coast and cocktail parties with our friends.
In the winter of 2012 we sold everything and packed the few things we had left into our 50 litre backpacks. For six months we headed east from London, driving our way from Berlin to Athens, taking in the mosques of Istanbul & the temples of Chiang Mai. From the shores of Malaysia to the coconut jungles of Puerto Viejo we plotted what we would do next. And here we are. We source beautiful things, sometimes we make them more beautiful, and we share them with you. We seek out the authentic, the different and the well-made. We believe that instead of making more things, we should make the most of what we have. We sell online & at our cabin in Shoreditch.
25% of our profits will always go to support the issues we care about most. These include groups who provide support to the QUILTBAG community & uphold women's rights.
A few groups that we support:
A is For
A Is For serves as an ally and advocate for organizations working to protect reproductive rights; we are a unifying forum utilizing social media to spotlight issues and encourage activism. A is for All of us.
Crossroads Women & the Crossroads Women's Center have worked to advance education on race and community relations from women’s point of view since 1975.
The Albert Kennedy Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. They have offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle.