We are Kokoro
Kokoro was born in Montreal in 2018 by serial entrepreneurs Cindy Cheung and Taky Fung. The name “Kokoro” comes from the Japanese word for “heart” – the feeling, not the organ. This moniker is especially meaningful to the two co-founders; Cindy’s daughter was born with a rare congenital heart disease and Taky had undergone a quadruple bypass surgery. Realizing how fortunate we were coming out of these ordeals, we decided to transform life-threatening situations into life-changing opportunities. We launched Kokoro to create timelessly stylish, premium quality fabric goods which in turn will allow us to give back.
In 2020, Kokoro faced a new challenge - a global pandemic. Recognizing that we had the means and tools to give back in a new way, Kokoro decided to switch gears and dedicate their time and energy to creating reusable fabric masks to help curb the spread of the virus. Never forgetting our mission, Kokoro donated and continues to donate their masks to front-line workers and other essential workers who have dedicated their lives to save ours.Having gone through the challenge of completely changing product lines overnight, we have realized one thing - that we want to bring light, color and joy to everyone, children and adults alike. In 2021, we proudly expanded our collections to bring fabric goods that can be used and loved by everyone.
Building a brighter future
Kokoro supports many charities and organizations. We are driven both by this purpose to do better and also to create high end fabric goods that are better. Not only does every item have a beautiful design and is made with premium fabrics, but our customers can take comfort in knowing that their purchases will make a difference in the lives of those around us.
Our value is in our values. Yes, the products you receive will have a beautiful design and will be made with high quality materials, but it’s not just about the fabric object. It’s the feeling you get knowing you have helped someone else, one human being to another.