about little korboose
Little Korboose draws on modern minimalist design traditions with a distinctive playful twist. Founded by April Nemeth in 2008, the decision to start her own business came from her passions around sustainability, human welfare and a hope for a stronger US economy. She translated these passions into her business and has been committed to having all Little Korboose products ethically made in the USA in her native town of Cleveland OH. All materials down to the smallest details like zippers are carefully sourced to guarantee that they are of the highest quality and produced in a sustainable, ethical manner. Merchandise can be found here on the LK website and in stockist’s shops around the world. Most recently April has gotten the opportunity to expand the LK team and bring two refugees on board, right here in the USA. These are human beings that have been forced to leave their own countries in order to escape war, persecution or harsh living conditions. The LK team is beyond grateful to work with them and honored to be part of their journey.
about the owner
April Nemeth is an artist, designer, business owner and visual communicator. She is the artist behind LK and has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She attended Kent State University and holds a BFA in design. While there, April fell in love with modern design and architecture traces of which can be seen in her own work. She has worked with clients such as West Elm, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Simon Pearce. April is also a bit of a wanderlust and much of her work is inspired by her travels, specifically to the western part of the US. Throughout her childhood to now she has frequented this part of the world and has enjoyed visiting Native American reservations and national parks such as the Badlands, Yosemite and Joshua Tree. As a child April’s home was filled with artifacts from family adventures. While not working full bore on Little Korboose April can be found traveling, adventuring, doing yoga or all simultaneously. She is currently studying to become a certified Yoga teacher and will graduate in October of 2017.
The name Little Korboose is a play off Le Corbusier, one of April’s most prominent influences. Corbusier is also the name of her Russian blue kitty cat.
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