About Koa

Our Story

From humble beginnings in 2008, Koa have always been inspired by a love for the coast and the opportunity to work within the UK’s thriving creative community. The maker’s studio — based near the water’s edge in Sully, South Wales — is a tranquil and minimalist space that gives us an unrivalled environment in which to work and enjoy what we do. We hope to capture this feeling in every piece of our handmade jewellery, reflecting the coastline in all of its colours and forms.

Out of respect for the environment, our jewellery is made using 100% fair-mined tin & bio-organic (plant-based) resin.

Our Mission

Create with purpose

Koa crafts simple, vibrant, well considered jewellery. Our processes and products have been refined over the years, just as our beliefs have. With consideration for todays and tomorrows consumer, our community of independent
retailers, and our environment and the impacts we have on nature, we act with care and integrity. Sustainability and plastic reduction is an integral part of our manufacturing and retail approach with all of our packaging and shipping materials
made exclusively from recycled or recyclable materials.

Coastal sea-grass in dunes, an unspoiled coastal environment.

Our Values

Create with a conscience

Each stage of our design and business process is carefully considered in terms of impact on the environment. From the recyclable base metal in our jewellery to our packaging and mailing processes, our focus is always on doing things right for future generations. We are constantly seeking out new stores that share our values, and we love to sit beside brands that shout the same message. So if you are keen to collaborate then do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

The natural look, a model feeling relaxed in the studio.

Nurture real relationships

Consistently fantastic customer service is a foundation of Koa. We aim to speak honestly and humbly, doing the right thing for the environment and our customers.

Koa is committed to working with independent retailers, galleries and small stores, that curate high quality handmade products from the UK. We consciously seek out like-minded individuals who champion slow fashion and ethically made goods, supporting and promoting this vital network of artists, curators, shop-keepers and conscious consumers.

Integrity throughout

Sustaining the integrity of our business and relationships is fundamental to Koa. This is reflected in the work itself, which emphasises small scale production and the dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Lawrence (designer and general dogsbody) is as committed as ever to developing his craft through this colourful and planet friendly enterprise.

Koa jewellery Orchid necklace in yellow.

Shine a light on the beauty of simplicity

In life, and in our designs, we strip away the unnecessary extras and keep things simple. We always find joy in the uncomplicated and love to share this with our customers.