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 they were coming out of these ordeals, the two decided to transform life-threatening situations into life-changing opportunities for those in need. They launched Kokoro with the explicit mission of giving back to an issue close to their hearts, while creating timelessly stylish, premium quality accessories.
In 2020, Kokoro faced a new challenge - a global pandemic. Recognizing that they had the means and tools to give back in a new way, the company 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 their 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, Kokoro has 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.