At KeziKoko we search for beauty in the finer details, the in between and forgotten spaces.
The unique handwriting of illustrations, drawings and collages are the foundations of each textile design created for KeziKoko. Narratives are explored through elements of line, play and colour. Sometimes we need to pare it back to the simplest of details and other times we deliberately collide selected ingredients, always on the quest for beauty and an adventure in colour.
Influenced by place and experience and an affinity with geometric patterns, designer Kezia Lewis also draws on her dual Scottish and Jamaican heritage to develop her signature KeziKoko patterns. Whether in her native Scotland, from a former carpet factory in Glasgow to the heathered Highlands of Caithness; or on her travels, from distilling Mayan ruins in Honduras to teasing out distinct characteristics of Jamaican life; Kezia explores and re-explores to capture texture, colour and composition.
You are beautiful! At KeziKoko we want to celebrate your own inspired tastes and mix it up with our natural aesthetics.
Eclectic, vibrant, unique, playful, nomadic, stylish – these are what we channel over here in the KeziKoko studios to develop spirited prints with sincere longevity. Products are developed with care and attention for you to mix and match, complimenting your style, mood and home.
Collaborating with and utilising local Scottish businesses, KeziKoko products are designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK.
Combining the use of innovative print techniques and handmade craft skills of the highest standard, KeziKoko seeks out connections with businesses and individuals that are just as passionate about their work.
Moving forward, we have exciting and bold ideas of ethical practice, charitable giving back and community work.
We are keen to collaborate with individuals and organisations on diverse creative projects, so if you’ve got an idea please do get in touch. You can see Kezia’s other textile adventures on her freelance website.
KeziKoko is the brainchild of award winning textile designer Kezia Lewis. One of five siblings, Kezia and her Lewis Crew grew up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. A graduate of the renowned Glasgow School of Art, she was one of twenty-four UK graduates chosen by Texprint to showcase London and Paris in 2010.
Soon after, Diane Von Furstenberg Studio, New York, invited Kezia to operate the print room and work closely with the print team, completing one off projects, collection samples and branding ideas. In 2012 Kezia was head hunted by Circleline to work in their prestigious print studio in London, her designs selling internationally.
More industry experience followed at Bebaroque, Glutteny, Edinburgh College of Art and GlasgowClydeCollege. Winning Textile Federation’s Bright Lights City competition in 2013 fuelled her desire to create her own brand, KeziKoko, with a unique aesthetic.
This natural progression in fact started out back in the busy corridors of art college, while she developed her graduate collection. It drew on her dual Scottish and Jamaican heritage, love of geometrics, addiction to colour and her particular style of working. Grateful to have had opportunities to travel, Kezia continues to soak up diverse cultures, beautiful buildings and scenery, which directly contribute to KeziKoko’s unique aesthetic. She hopes to establish an international and ethical brand that takes inspiration from place, experience and narrative to produce unique prints and chic products full of life and joy.
Mix it up with KeziKoko!
Hand drawn illustrations and vibrant colours, influenced by place and experience, are blended into eclectic patterns full of spirit and beautiful printed products, for you to mix and match, complimenting your own style, mood and home.
Locally designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK.