From day one, KonaCoco has been driven by purpose.
In the production of the KonaCoco label, we only use hand-selected fabrics and bespoke prints, making conscious choices with a focus on natural and sustainable fabrics and finishings.
We opt for fully licensed and verified Lenzing fabrics, cottons and linens, limit the use of synthetics and avoid plastics. In addition, our collection features a number of limited editions manufactured with premium dead stock fabrics - the leftovers from other larger designer manufacturing. Some examples of this are our Josie capsule and the Glitterbug series and our early Reverie gown, which used archived fabric stocks.
In addition, we curate a collection of select International Independent Designers who use slow manufacturing methods and concentrate on natural and sustainable fabrics. We often meet directly with these designers and bear witness to their manufacturing and back-office conditions. Our focus is deliberately centred on premium design to ensure a high level of quality and finishing, with little risk of cost cutting to the detriment of employees.
Furthermore, every year KonaCoco reaches out to different causes, identifying highly relevant needs and supporting those in whatever way we can. We have contributed to the BABES charity for teen pregnancy, foreign construction workers during the pandemic, Balinese villagers through subsistence packages and a fledging female artist who has Downs Syndrome in the Philippines through the purchase of works and donations from our sales.
More recently we have played a part in Circularity Round tables and were part of an intensive sustainability focused incubator.
Our journey is ever evolving. We take great joy in rediscovering the old or 'left behind' and creating something new. The creative journey is not only fabulous but fulfilling.
We’re excited about the future and what part we can play in making it more rewarding for everyone.