Artisanal little luxuries, with big impact

We believe an object can elevate both beholder and maker. In a world of mass-produced goods, we offer artisan-made home and apparel crafted in fair-trade environments from around the globe. We strive to live fully, slow down to enjoy life’s little luxuries, and choose everyday to create a world connecting maker, owner and earth.

Pokoloko /Poe-Koe-Loe-Koe/ adj.

THE POKO STORY STARTS IN THE BACK OF A GOLD, STICK-SHIFT STATION WAGON ON ITS LAST LEGS.

Jessie Lyon had come home to Ottawa, Canada from a year in Nicaragua where she helped a youth group start a bike rental service, and then she met Case Bakker. Case suggested they start their own conscious business selling blankets made by his Ecuadorian artisan friends whom he met on a recent trip.

with dreams of
MORE ADVENTURES

and ways to give back, Jessie and Case filled Case's car with blankets and sold them all to boutiques across the Ottawa Valley. At the time, these Ecuadorian makers were living and working in a single-room concrete home in rural Ecuador with their parents and two young kids, and a way to sell more blankets meant a chance to improve their quality of life.

that's when
JESSIE AND CASE

realized, these were more than just blankets. This was a way to celebrate the wanderlust lifestyle, bring global inspiration to people's homes, and directly support the artisans behind the craft. They called it Pokoloko, from the Spanish saying "poco loco", meaning "a little bit crazy", which is what the artisans called them when they returned with another order for 100 blankets.

Pokoloko is
MORE THAN JUST A SAYING

it's a lifestyle all about living fully, slowing down to enjoying life's little luxuries, and choosing everyday to create a world connecting maker, owner and earth. To spread the Pokoloko spirit, Case, Jessie and their artisan friends created blankets in more colours and patterns, designed to support the unique space of each person using them.

What started as a dream in the back of Case's car, has grown to over 1000 boutiques across North America in support of over 100 artisan families in South America, Turkey, Morocco, and Indonesia. These artisans can count on sustainable income and healthy work environments thanks to the incredible support of the Pokoloko community.

at Pokoloko
GIVING BACK IS AT THE CORE
OF WHAT WE DO

We're always striving to do more for our makers, our Poko family, and the world we live in. Every time you buy from Pokoloko, we plant 2 trees in the Pokoloko forest to offset CO2 emissions accumulated in the process of sourcing material, creating our goods and shipping them to you. Our growth over the years speaks to your support and the impact we're making together. We're so grateful that you're right there beside us.

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