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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY '17

After having an amazing 2016 Small Business Saturday, we wanted to make sure that we did it again 2017. Small Business Saturday is all about supporting our locals in Los Angeles. There are several businesses that we support at least once a week. From where we eat, to where get our production made, embroidery, coffee, etc. These local business have alway been a main part of our daily motivation. Most being kids of immigrants or immigrants, we connected to their hustle and strive to create heritage.   We visited our local businesses and gifted them KOI pieces and asked if we can promote their business for our Small Business Saturday launch. To see the smile and excitement in their faces...

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY '16

Six months into our brand, Small Business Saturday was approaching and we felt right at home. As a small business, we got together and made a plan to launch our classic collections in all new colors. We had made 10 new pieces, new colors in ‘Spread LOVE” “Do The Best You Can” Belts, “Freedom NOW” Long Sleeves and “Support Your Friends” hoodies. It was the first time we dropped this many pieces in a single release. We were super excited and worked all throughout Thanksgiving to have everything ready for Friday, the day before Small Business Saturday. We decided to shoot outside and set up the collection with a street vendor vibe. While shooting, a beautiful lady, stopped by and...

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FREEDOM NOW

To create ‘FREEDOM NOW’, we delved back into our roots, back to the “trap house,” and began creating one­of­ a­kind unique pieces. We’ve always been inspired to create whatever we wanted; without barriers, without fear. We believe if true inspiration takes time, so does the production. Our process, technique and attention to detail show hand craftsmanship and ingenuity in each piece, something that has become hand­sewn and engraved into our still growing brand. Each piece has a story; made with love, passion and imperfections. After deconstructing, repurposing and remastering dozens of pieces, we were ready to showcase.   Special Thanks: Photographer - Adam Elramly Friends - Erika, D Cam, Nathaniel, Jahaan, Destin, Bertie, Baron, Rosie, Gaby, Debbie, Donny V and...

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FREEDOM PROJECT

The Freedom Project is the commencement of KOI. Inspired by the power to create what one wants without hindrance, restraint or fear. Freedom to create, freedom to love, freedom to empower. The Freedom is yours. With these concepts in mind, we metaphorically created pieces that build and reflect the true energy of freedom. Pieces are individually chosen, deconstructed, re purposed, and remastered to become a one of a kind piece. Through the inspiration, our process, techniques and the detail only hope to inspire and spread love with every piece.  Every piece from jackets, tops, bottoms, belts, chokers of the FREEDOM PROJECT are unique one of one pieces.  Special Thanks, Photographer - Jerald Johnson Models - Nathaniel Santos, Mariah Ruf Stylist -...

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