With a defining spirit of artistry this label based in New Zealand's South Island delivers an unconventional approach to object design.

Designer Louise Leggat who is a graduate of Ilam School of Fine Art and Massey University's School of Fashion Design describes kohl & Cochineal as an evolving story, one which does not adhere to a thematic division of seasons nor a trend based disposable culture.

“Our designs are imbued with the same longevity as the materials we select to embody them.”

Design details are handcrafted and pay homage to a Japanese ethic of discerning beauty in objects which perform even the most humble of tasks. The exchange between each component manifests in clean but complex wraps, folds and pockets. It is in this combination of fine detail and sculpted form which collectively make Kohl & Cochineal’s bags sublime packages for life's tools.