cosi values

Cosi is a leader in luxury sustainability. Combining top quality yarns, design and workmanship with social and environmental responsibility. Cosi's scarves, wraps, shawls, blankets and throws are made from the finest traditional and contemporary yarns cashmere, alpaca, yak and banana– from sustainable sources, operating in harmony with nature.

At Cosi, we value the individuals and workmanship that make every piece unique. Each one has been handmade and is imbued with the spirit of those who created it – the Tibetan yak herders, the Himalayan alpaca farmers, the Nepali spinners and weavers, the artisans and designers. Every piece is precious, a thing to treasure and hand down.

We are committed to fair trade and sustainability – of the land and ecology, and of the small family businesses that are under threat from mass production. Our aim is to tread softly, slowly, in rhythm with age-old traditions, seeking out organic, ethically produced materials for every step of the process.

Material progress and spiritual advancement must progress hand in hand in order to encourage a shift towards a more sustainable and caring world – one that benefits all who are involved, says HH Dalai Lama.

By creating a collection of hand-crafted pieces that last Cosi aims to: Support the craftsmen whose cultural traditions and skills are being eroded by global fashion chains; make ‘slow fashion’ the only sensible way forward – turning the tide away from mass production, mass consumption and waste; ensure that every aspect of our production process involves minimal impact on people or the planet and finally promote sustainable luxury by encouraging high end shops to think about the need to stock ethically produced brands.

Our watchwords are ethical, fair trade, organic and sustainable, and we will always aim for those ideals.

Many of the small producers we work with cannot afford to acquire organic and Fair Trade certification – quite apart from such labels being irrelevant to their daily lives, which are about survival.

We have sought out several craftsmen, such as yak weavers, who live and work in small, remote communities, making pieces for their own use. What they produce is naturally organic and sustainable, from animals or plants that roam or grow in the wild, as they have done for centuries. It is these rich traditions and communities that we hope to help preserve for future generations.

"By creating a collection of hand-crafted pieces that last Cosi aims to: Support the craftsmen whose cultural traditions and skills are being eroded by global fashion chains"