Welcome to the Colorful World of Tuff Kookooshka!
Founded in 1999, Tuff Kookooshka is the creation of Anastassia Gonye, a Russian born American artist, and fashion designer. " My Grandparents were both theater artists for The Russian theater in St. Petersburg. My grandmothers' costume design paintings hang in my studio for inspiration. My mother worked in ateliers of the leading couture houses in Moscow. She was also the Master of Embroidery for the Russian Olympic figure Skating team."
Tuff Kookooshka has steadily grown from very humble beginnings. " I started to design my line at my kitchen table, sewing in the basement, using discarded fabrics sold at the factory by the pound."
Now many years later, Tuff Kookooshka is sold in stores and boutiques across America, in Canada, and Japan.
It is very important to us that all of our clothing is MADE IN USA, using locally manufactured fabrics and notions. We use Polartec fleece produced in Lawrence Massachusetts and add other fun materials for embellishments.
It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to keep our production here in the USA, but we are very proud to have every label say MADE IN USA.