We make fashion that respects people and the environment
love original patterns, colours and designs inspired by cultures from
different parts of the world. Our mission is to create collections
that from the idea to the piece of cloth go far beyond commonness.
However, we do not want to contribute to damages that the clothing
industry does to people and the environment. That
is why we object to the idea of fast fashion and do fashion on our
own terms. Is it a piece of cake?
No. Is it possible? Yes! And so we put a sign of equality between
fashion and responsibility. Because being fair is our decision, not
just a fad.
all started... in Timbuktu
years ago Agata packed her backpack and set off on a trip to Mali in
West Africa. "This part of the world has always inspired me with
its design and sounds" – says
the KOKOworld founder. It was there, in Mopti on the Niger River,
where in cooperation with local tailors she made the first batik
bags and a few pairs of pants. And in her backpack she brought much
more than meters of fabrics –
a business idea. The idea that had been sprouting in it for a long
time: to create fashion and handicraft based on Fair Trade rules,
came true. Upon her return, Agata rented a place on Starowislna
Street in Krakow and that is how the KOKOworld project took off. And
goes on to this day.
Today, each and every collection we create means sill setting off on a journey in the pursuit of inspirations from different cultures. Our roots are our strength, but we keep on growing. We are the first fashion brand in Poland that started doing sustainable fashion and talking about it loudly. In 2018 Agata and KOKOworld received the Sustainable Fashion Leader award in the 8th edition of the Polish Businesswomen Awards. "And this is just the beginning" - Agata highlights, because her plans are ambitious as always.
the tag around! It is nothing but the mindset
doesn’t give us willies. We know that the clothing industry can do
a lot of harm. We do what we can to make sure that our projects are
created with respect for people and the environment. We are not
perfect – but we strive to make our collections as sustainable as
possible. And we want to props for this. We are aware that nowadays
sustainable production is not one of the options: it is an absolute
must-do. We are not alone in this - it is up to you to choose fashion
that is fair. Will you dare to turn the tag around and check from
what and where your clothes were made?
We know that sustainable fabrics are the future of the fashion industry. That is why we create KOKOcollections from heavy-duty and sustainable fabrics and knitwear. We sew with: TENCEL ™, Ecovero ™ viscose, Fairtrade cotton, organic cotton, recycled PET, yarn from recycled jeans. We are constantly looking for new solutions and increasing the number of sustainable fabrics with every collection. Today they are as much as 70% of all of our fabrics! We produce from textiles and knitted fabrics, which – like our choices – are here to lasts. We make cuts which, like our values, are evergreen.
Fair working conditions
conditions of creating our collections are of great importance to us.
We make sure that the sewing of clothes and the production of fabrics
are done with respect for the environment and human rights. We do not
claim that we know absolutely everything about sustainable fashion.
However, we keep on deepening our knowledge and are not afraid to ask
those who know better. In our struggle for fair fashion we are
supported by our long-term partners: foundations, organizations and
„I believe that responsible fashion can be interesting and genuine” – Agata Kurek
The first KOKOworld collections were created from the batiks, which Agata brought from her trips to West Africa and Asia. Today we design patterns inspired by remote corners of the world. We spare long months to this process – from a detailed study of the culture of a chosen region to the final project. We work with the team of designers who keep on surprising us with their creativity. We choose original and in-apparent cuts because we don't like cut-and-dried stuff. And we fear no sweat and tears to create them. We are curious about the world – just like our clients. Do you want to put fashion upside down together with us? Do not hesitate and join the positive fashion rebellion.