Our founder's passion for interior design, fabrics and soft furnishings, is, some would say, "in his blood", given that he is the third generation of his family to be leading a skilled team making high quality bespoke soft furnishings.
After a number of years working in the contract FF&E sectors across Europe and the middle east, a nostalgia for rainy days, Irn Bru, tea cakes, and the chance to evolve the retail division of the family business, sparked a permanent return to Glasgow. The "homecoming" however, came with more than just a suitcase, it was accompanied by a drive to develop a brand that represented, and offered, more than making beautiful curtains and cushions. The drive was, and is, to be a brand centered on providing a complete customer experience.
Our founder is David Gallagher, and KOO-EE is our newest adventure.
We have designed a space which is more a destination venue than just a shop. By merging a gift store and coffee shop with our design studio we have created an environment where customers can enjoy the KOO-EE experience. Be that having great coffee while browsing our fabric library, and range of gifts, or just somewhere to pop in and enjoy the coffee, cake, and chat.
At KOO-EE we firmly believe that independent businesses like ours can make a strong positive impact on the local community and local economy. The combination of design studio and on site coffee shop, gives the space and facilities to host a range of associated trade and community events. From coffee mornings for local groups, craft workshops to pick up new skills, to art exhibitions, we want KOO-EE to be a community hub, and a platform to showcase and support local talent.
Selecting the majority of our gift range from UK based manufacturers, and a commitment to using local suppliers wherever possible, benefits our economy, our communities and our environment. Levels of energy consumption, packaging, and waste can be greatly reduced along with shipping distance alone, and this added to a wide range of green initiatives makes for a far greater sustainable future for all.
about SOFT FURNISHINGS
From our own manufacturing plant in Glasgow we custom make all soft furnishings, from window dressings to upholstered furniture, and have been specialists in the industry since 1969.
Our parent company, Wylies, has been a leader in the contract soft furnishings market for over 45 years, and supply a wide range of customers from Palaces in the Middle East to 5 star hotels throughout the UK and Europe.
Having such extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of window dressings, fabrics and accessories allows us to provide our clients with high quality, practical, functional, soft furnishings that look simply stunning!