about little korboose
We create modern minimalist home goods compassionately hand-crafted in the USA, with earth and people friendly materials.
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 "USA made". She translated these passions into her business and has been committed to having all Little Korboose products ethically made in the USA. 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.
about the owner
April Nemeth is an artist, designer, entrepreneur and visual communicator. She designs all of the textiles for LK as well as leads the production, sales and marketing teams. April started drawing/painting at the age of two. She attended Kent State University and holds a BFA/MA 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 which were always a source of inspiration. While not working full bore on Little Korboose April can be found traveling, adventuring, doing yoga or all simultaneously. She is a certified Yoga teacher with a concentration in Vinyasa Yoga and guided meditation and has most recently started another company, Juniper & Stone, in which she will lead yoga retreats and adventures around the world.
The name Little Korboose is a play off modern architect Le Corbusier, one of April’s most prominent influences. Corbusier is also the name of her Russian blue kitty cat.