Toomey & Koko is the London-based brand that embraces difference. Our distinctive prints are bold, colourful and full of life – and we’re committed to designing clothes that make an impact while being easy to wear. Like us, our clothes are fearless, fun and always connected to our African roots. We can’t wait for you to explore our collections!
Our designs are brought to life in vivid Adire fabrics, which use a resist-dyeing technique involving indigo and other natural dyes to create bold, eye-catching patterns. Adire originated in southwestern Nigeria and the tradition of indigo dyeing goes back centuries among the women of West Africa. We’re proud of our carefully sourced Adire textiles and love how we’re able to incorporate such traditional techniques into truly modern designs.
A·di·re: NOUN [Yoruba].
That which is tied and dyed
Let’s face it; fast fashion isn’t a good look. At Toomey & Koko, we’re committed not just to making our clothes from ethically sourced and sustainable cotton, but to making them in a way that reduces waste and makes a positive contribution. Our high-quality items are designed to last, so you can wear them year after year, not just for one season. And we always pay our suppliers fairly – so when you wear Toomey & Koko clothes, you can feel as good as you look.
Born in Ile-Ife, the cultural birthplace of the Yoruba people, I grew up watching my mother and grandmother’s generations making their own Adire textiles and was always intrigued by the unique colours, textures and fabrics of my culture.
Having been drawn to creative design from an early age, I spent my childhood drawing, painting and decorating, then started sewing in my teens. I moved to the UK to finish my education and it was here that I began to reimagine the traditional Nigerian fabrics and clothing in modern styles, creating wearable, fashion-forward designs.
My heritage, just like my designs, is a mix of Nigerian and British cultures – and I’m fascinated by how fashion can reflect this unique blend. I’m proud of my African culture and want to share it with others, which is why I founded Toomey & Koko. I hope you love the designs as much as I do.