Welcome to House of Kato (HoK), sustainable and eco-friendly online indoor plant shop. Our mission is to bring the joys of plants and nature to the urban home across the UK.
We founded HOK in January 2020 after returning from a trip to the City of Gardens, Marrakech in November 2019. We loved being able to instantly go from walking through the bustling streets to escaping into the most beautiful and tranquil gardens. The artistic juxtaposition of the urban environment and nature was magical and got us thinking about our own way of living.
We wanted to recreate the magic by turning our flat into our own urban garden to allow us to escape our busy city lives. We loved the transformation and the impact it has had so much that we wanted to help as many people as we could create their own pocket of serenity. Ours is a young, creative and minimalist brand.
We choose the best quality plants and recycled pots, before being delivered to your door. With our packaging, we work to use a little plastic as possible.
We understand the impact we are having on the environment, so we plant a tree for every Kato Vase purchased. We also donate 2.5% - 5% of all profits to a charitable organisation every month.
Before launching HoK , I worked in the music industry as a songwriter, music teacher and performing artist. During lock down, I couldn’t work and had more time to dedicate to HoK. Plants have been scientifically proved to positively affect our psychological and physiological health. Having studied psychology for 5 years (A-levels & University), I understand the importance of mental health. With a house full of plants and knowing the positive effect they were having on me during lock down, I wanted to build a business that would bring a little bit of nature and joy to other people while at the same time transforming their homes.