Cosi is the new leader in luxury, slow fashion and home accessories. The company combines quality yarns, design and workmanship with social and environmental responsibility. Only the finest traditional and contemporary yarns are used for Cosi’s scarves, shawls, throws, rugs and blankets - all from sustainable sources.
Founder of Cosi, Elaine Briggs started out as a fashion editor and creative director, working for the likes of Italian Vogue, Collezioni, the Observer, Vogue Brides, Times magazine and the Sunday Times magazine. She’s no stranger to running an ethical business either; after an enlightening visit to Burma, she decided to set up an ethical jewellery company that featured jade creations of her own design. The jewellery sold helped Burmese families living in difficult conditions in Rangoon.
Elaine has always had close ties with the Tibetan people and has been practising Tibetan Buddhism since she met the Dalai Lama in 1989. She adopted her daughter, Tashi, on a visit to Kathmandu in 2004. Elaine went on to set up Cosi as a means to combine her skills and values in meaningful business, and allow her to spend more time with Tashi, strengthening their links with the Himalayas.
Elaine ensures that Cosi is committed to fair trade and sustainability, particularly of the land and ecology, and of the small family businesses under threat from mass production.
For more details please visit http://www.cosicompany.com/.