Our Story

Learn more about the story behind over 70 years of fabric manufacturing.

Our Story

At KOKKA, we love to create, and have been doing so for over 70 years since our establishment in 1948. We’re passionate about giving our clients and customers the best experience when it comes to all things textiles, becoming an industry leader specializing in printed fabrics. 

At KOKKA we have a dedicated team of in-house designers and collaborate with talented independent artists who help us create our unique and beloved fabric designs. 

We’re proud to say that almost all of our fabrics are woven, dyed, printed, and finished entirely in Japan. Our artisans and technicians have decades of knowledge and experience in textile production and fabric dyeing meaning that you can trust that our fabrics are of the highest quality.

Our Development

KOKKA has a long history, first opening our doors in Osaka, Japan over 70 years ago. We provide fabric primarily to handicraft stores and retailers, as well as selling our fabrics directly to consumers through our two retail locations, and four online stores. 

In November 2021, KOKKA opened its American subsidiary KOKKA USA, Inc. with the mission to bring KOKKA stateside. Alongside our wholesale and distribution clients, we also wanted to directly connect with home sewers and crafters in North America with an online store, and so Kokka Fabrics was born. 

Our Philosophy

Our fabrics are often described as unique. This is because we’re always striving to create something new - fabrics that surprise and delight our customers. 

At KOKKA we don’t just produce fabric, we also help our customers on their sewing journeys with our free patterns and other resources about sewing and crafting. Our staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about fabric and textiles, with a lot of our team members being keen home sewists and crafters themselves. Our staff are our most valuable asset as a company, and as such the health and wellbeing of the KOKKA team is a top priority.

Whether you're a beginner sewer or experienced tailor, we hope that we can add some happiness in your life with our beautiful fabrics.