Creativity is how we explore, evolve and delight in the world within and around us. It is how we come to know ourselves, our environments, and the world at large. It is also how we dismantle, re-create, communicate, and share.

Following an education in fine arts at CCA(C),  Elaine Hamblin followed a passion for art-to-wear, costuming for local dance companies,  working as design assistant for multiple bay area designers and  developing a line of hand painted fabric and apparel. This lead to an extensive career in the apparel industry leading technical design teams in SF and NY, when not treasure hunting for curious objects.

At Kosa, we look forward to offering an exceptional experience in shopping;  showcasing artisan wares from local and beyond, inspiring others to explore and and engage in the arts community in Oakland.