… if handknitting was the new language of global connection
… if you could change lives by owning and wearing a handknitted garment
… if you could change lives by engaging us to handknit your next collection
We change lives in rural villages in Tamil Nadu, India, by educating and employing women to handknit for fashion brands. We connect makers, brands and consumers through handknitting
From exacting pattern creation to beautiful products in the hands of customers, we take care of all elements of production and delivery to make quality handknitted products part of your brand
GLOBAL GOALS AND BIG DREAMS
KOCO works with women in rural Tamil Nadu, India.
We are a sisterhood of artisans with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development entwined in our DNA.
We are KOCO - Knit One (garment) Change One (life).
KOCO began with ten women, sitting on the floor of a home in a village.
We have handknitting hubs in four villages and employ more than 200 women full-time.
In each village, we are breaking economic and education cycles.
The women we employ are gaining financial independence.
Families can afford to educate their sons and daughters.
Children are seeing a shift in gender equality modelled in their family life.
We are a strong business of women producing handknitted garments for fashion brands and consumers.
We are a business of strong women.
The Outstanding Leadership Awards are about championing leaders across organisations who make diversity, inclusion and kindness part of their day to day culture. Winners to be announced September 4 2020.
Member of Source Ethical Fashion Forum
We are B Corp certified
Member of the Commonwealth Fashion Council
KOCO was named in B Corp's 2019 Best for the World Businesses in their community category. This recognises our commitment to building education and opportunities for our ladies in India
Recognised as a leader in artisan manufacturing in the 2019 Common Objective Awards
Winner of the India Australia Business and Community Awards: Small business of the Year 2017
HANDKNITTING EXPERTS AND BEAUTIFUL STORIES
KOCO attracts talent.
We work with designers and brands to create handknitted fashions and homewares.
Each handknit is meticulously and personally produced – no machine intervention, no waste, no carbon footprint.
Our handknits have soul.
Each handknitted item comes with a swing tag featuring the photo of our artisan who made that piece, her signature, and a QR code.
Scan the QR code with a smartphone to read a story from the lady who handknitted that particular item. The stories show how KOCO is making a difference.
We aim is to enable the person who wears the garment feel the same joy our knitter had in making it.
WE HANDKNIT FOR BRANDS IN
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United Kingdom