Our Story

KOCO was established in Australia by Danielle Chiel in partnership with women who live in rural villages of Tamil Nadu southern India.

What began as a solution to producing handknitted garments offshore is now a sisterhood of artisans and a business with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development entwined in our DNA. We have scaled the art of handknitting to produce commercial quantities of garments, all entirely handknitted.

There is no machine intervention in our process, no waste and no carbon footprint We began with 10 women, sitting on the floor of a home in a rural village. Danielle didn’t speak Tamil, and the women didn’t speak English, but they were determined to make the business work

There were so many benefits.
• The education and employment for women starts a new economic cycle in every village we set up our handknitting hubs.
• The makers have full-time employment and financial independence for themselves and their families. The flow-on benefits to the community are limitless.

Bringing these women together has created a wonderful sisterhood. This connection is an integral part of the KOCO story which is touching the hearts of brands and consumers around the world.

We are building a strong business run by women and a business of strong women which is handknitting the world together.

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