"People have become much more careful about what they ingest and put inside their bodies. I think people should also be aware of and notice the things that they put on their skin. It is one of the most absorbent organs we have. "
- Coco Villa on The Creativity Habit
As Coco works with artists, farmers, herbalists, restaurants, flower shops, and fiber enthusiasts, she studies everything from minerals and botanical color to the production of ethical fashion brands. She explores healing rituals and science based hypothesis through cooking, foraging, extracting, recording, and ultimately trial and error.
Take a look at Coco’s Workbook for shared research.
This is a small batch operation. Unless otherwise mentioned, all garments are entirely handcrafted from seam to button. Every aspect of these one of a kind pieces are done in studio from textile design and selection to natural dyeing, sewing, harvesting plants, and herbal pigment preparations.
All goods are stitched together from natural fibers, folk fabric, hand printed textiles, or salvaged materials.
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Select boutiques carry SOMOS by CocoNuco. Take a look at her stockist.
Working with natural dyes is a long layered process that requires a great amount of care and patience, often involving a series of baths, steams, and air drying, spanning days to weeks in order to achieve the most unique color blends. Experimentation is at the heart of the work.
Fabrics are treated through alchemical dye sessions and infused with healing herbs and wild flowers. The natural world serves as the greatest source behind Coco's creations.
Teaching and skill sharing is another way Coco dives deeper into her medium. She shares her craft and creative practices by providing hands on learning experiences in your space, for your team, or just for you! Explore the magic behind the natural dye process and playful body movement.
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