About Koa

About Koa Jewellery - meet founder, Lawrence Gibson. Lawrence leans against a wooden post on a beach, in the rain. Looking to camera wearing a blue jacket and light blue jeans

Our Story

Koa is inspired by a love for the coast and the UK’s thriving creative community. The maker’s studio — based near the water’s edge in Sully, South Wales — gives us a place to pause, evaluate and enjoy life a little more. We hope to capture this feeling in each piece of handmade jewellery, reflecting the coastline and all its colours and forms.

Out of respect for the environment, we craft Koa Jewellery using pewter containing 100% recycled tin originating from unused and discarded electrical goods — creating beauty from waste.

Welsh jewellery designer & maker Lawrence Gibson working at his bench.

Our Mission

Create with purpose

Koa crafts thoughtful, coastal-inspired ethical jewellery. Our processes and products have been refined in line with our beliefs. With consideration for our community of artists and small businesses alongside our environment and the impacts we have on nature, we act with care and integrity.

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Our Values

Welsh jewellery designer & maker Lawrence Gibson working in his studio.

Create consciously for the planet

Each stage of our design and business process is carefully considered in terms of impact on the environment. From the recycled base metal in our jewellery to our packaging and mailing processes, our core focus is sustainability.

A fashion model is wearing a recycled aluminium cuff bracelet and holding a bunch of bright yellow flowers.

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.

A melting pot containing hot liquid pewter. The ethical pewter has a one hundred percent recycled tin content.

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 dedication to quality and craftsmanship over commerce.

A simple yet refined yellow flower necklace on a delicate stainless steel snake chain.

Shine a light on the beauty of simplicity

In life and our designs, we strip away unnecessary extras — keeping things simple, finding joy in the uncomplicated and sharing this with our customers.