Welcome to KonaCoco! It's such pleasure to connect. I founded KonaCoco in 2018, after spotting a significant gap in the Asian fashion market. Living in tropical Singapore, I was frustrated at the limited accessible quality fashion options available – invariably, mainstream clothing brands flown halfway across the world, designed strictly to satisfy American or European trends and seasons, and rarely catering specifically for shoppers in Asia. Asia was flooded with cheap and environmentally damaging fast fashion in uninspiring and poorly made copycat fashion. I'd grown up in Sydney Australia purchasing Zimmermann clothing at the local markets, and was bred on independently design fashion.
Inspired to fill this void with something singularly stylish, I decided to spread my creative wings – creating, designing the KonaCoco label, and curating a vibrant fashion destination for eclectic, flattering, stand-out styles, tailored especially for year-round tropical climates. I used the idea of co-creation to inject real life needs and wants into my designs my connecting closely with my clients and fellow designers, and garnering direct feedback.
High quality and endlessly re-wearable, KonaCoco creations are the antithesis of disposable fashion. Versatility and longevity are a vital part of the brand’s DNA, with chic colourful pieces that transition seamlessly from day to night, and are designed to be worn, layered and styled in a multitude of ways depending on each wearer’s unique personality. A sustainable eye is also key to KonaCoco’s conscious style. With minimal use of synthetics and a focus on sustainable fabrics, occasional use of deadstock fabrics, a commitment to plastic-free packaging, and minimal-waste small-batch manufacturing based proudly in Asia, at ethical production houses vetted by by me.
Just ask our long term clients, our personal touch sets us apart. KonaCoco is always delighted to offer friendly tips and advice on how to style their pieces and maximise their wearability – whether that’s in person at our Tanglin Road showroom in Singapore, or at stockists' premises, via digital consultations, and clients homes, or with the help of bespoke stylist bundles hand-selected by fashion aficionados. With KonaCoco, embracing the urban island luxe life in truly inimitable style was never easier – so come on in and discover a whole new world for your wardrobe.
In 2020, we launched a new upcycle label called reGLAM. I know that a 'do nothing' approach to our environment just won't work so this is our investigation of ever more sustainable options. Currently harboured within KonaCoco, this fledging project takes unsold and unworn clothing from premium independent designers, reworks the designs and employs struggling and out of work Singaporean seamstresses to complete the sewing by hand. This is one of the many sustainability projects that set us apart from your average label. We thrive on innovation.
Every year we support a number of different relevant causes in multiple ways. It's important for me to have a brand that is truly a global citizen. Some of those initiatives include mentoring women run businesses, raising funds for communities where we run our production during tough COVID times, supporting a budding female artist in the Phillipines who has Downs Syndrome, teen pregnancy charity BABES, interning fashion students and more.
I keep my doors open to anyone who would like to connect and if you can't visit our showroom in person, then reach out and lets connect via video!
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