Why Okapi? We wanted our name to represent what we love about weaving. We love combining the old with the new, experimenting with unusual combinations of materials, and using ancient techniques in new ways. An okapi has stripes like a zebra but is most closely related to a giraffe. Its markings look like a patchwork quilt, or stripes on a handwoven cloth. Beautiful and a little bit weird at the same time, Okapi seemed like the perfect fit.