About Kathy Moskal
Co-Founder of HUE, the Fashion Legwear Company that revolutionized the Hosiery Industry, Kathy brings her innovative sensibility, flare for design, and technical knowledge of modern textiles to OKOKO® a new line of elegant core essentials.
An early adopter of Lycra, Kathy pioneered technical innovations to create single size garments, and made the first stretch cotton and opaque tights. She developed new silhouettes like the trouser sock, stirrup, and footless tights, and created exciting combinations of colors and patterns that elevated hosiery to a fashion accessory. In 1988 HUE introduced "leggings as streetwear" with their cuffed legging made from Supplex Nylon, 10 years before brands (like Lululemon) began making leggings from the same type of fabric. HUE brought legs into the 20th century. She and her partner sold the company in 1992, and it continues as a highly recognized international brand.
In 2004, Kathy founded vere, the first "bean to bar" artisanal chocolate company that showcased chocolate as an ancient antioxidant rich food. She built a state of the art factory in the heart of Manhattan and produced a line of exceptional products featuring award-winning packaging. As the founder of vere Kathy appeared on numerous television shows including "How the Best is Done" and in 2008 vere won "The Best Artisanal Confection" for its Salted Caramel & Cacao Nibs.
Following vere, Kathy produced a collection of versatile totes made from Tyvek under the name veregoods, which sold in shops such as the Museum of Modern Art Store, as well as fashionable boutiques, rekindling her first first love...fashion.
She is now launching a new line, OKOKO®, elegant core essentials made from proprietary & modern materials.
Kathy holds a B.S. in Math & Science from S.U.C.B. and a B.F.A & M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art & Architecture.