COOK & GATES is a Brooklyn based hand-dyed bag collection formed in 2010 by Ethan Cook and Sara Gates of Kingsland Printing. While Cook has since departed the line, his name still remains, and acts as representation of the collaborative nature of the brand. Since its inception, COOK & GATES has embarked on multiple creative partnerships with such names as Brooklyn’s own Mary Meyer, Of A Kind, Domestic Construction, and Live With Animals.
What defines the aesthetic of the handbags is their one-off nature in a classic silhouette; high-quality canvas tote shape with multi-color ornate bleaching. The basic nature of the tote makes them more accessible to a wider audience and each bag stands as its own work of art. Keeping the principle of simple at heart, COOK & GATES continues to grow and evolve with new inspiring collaborations, potential mediums, and materials.