Gecko was launched as a small start up in Auroville in 1998 by Dorothee Imhoff and Stephan Himmer. Having difficulties to find classic western inspired clothing that fitted the Indian temperatures they started to craft a garment collection that was a fusion of style, comfort and high quality. After introducing linen clothing and collections in hand woven cotton they discovered Bamboo as their favorite fabric. The eco-friendly aspect of the material and its unique soft feel made them expand their Bamboo collection finding a big range of customers attracted to the clothing. It remains until today their bestseller.
After almost 20 years Gecko still manufactures clothing in Auroville. The goal today is to craft classic and comfortable garments that will last one a lifetime standing for quality and style. We believe in fashion for everyday life.