Updated: Jul 23, 2020
For as long as she can remember, Annetta Mills has always wanted to make and sell something creative, locally. After attending a workshop last year on how to create kokedamas, Annetta began making them as gifts for friends. During the Covid-19 lockdown, Annetta started to see an increase in orders for her little gifts
and decided to form a business!
Kokedama is the Japanese word for 'moss ball'. Basically, the roots of a pot plant is covered in damp spaghnum and wrapped tightly in rope. What makes Annetta's kokedamas unique, is her adorable little charms you'll find on the front. In store you can choose from Spathiphyllums, Peperomias and Cast Iron plants that are all built to survive indoors.
"As far as Kokee & Ko, my biggest highlight has been the incredible growth of a little hobby to a business in a very short time frame! Being approached by businesses to stock my Kokedamas has been very rewarding. It makes me realise I must be doing something right and locals are loving my Kokees."
When Annetta isn't creating her wonderful 'kokees', she loves gardening, home decor styling and catching up with her girlfriends. Most importantly, she adores spending time with her husband Troy and their fur baby Bonnie whether it be at home in Oak Beach, in the garden, or out on the boat together.
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