Ethical Sourcing - Small Batch Goods - Durability - Zero Waste - Slow Fashion - Medicinal Threads - Color - Ecology - Sustainability - Community - Inclusivity - Body Positivity - Giving Back - History & Education - Playfulness - Experimentation - Creativity - Expression & Discovery - Art for the Sake of Art
I believe in thoughtful practices as an alternative to mass-produced clothing, also known as fast fashion. This is an in-house small batch operation, meaning all creations are conceptualized and produced under the same roof. I make efforts to create timeless garments that can be a long lived part of your wardrobe.
I emphasize the artistry behind naturally dyed textiles through its long layered process that can span up to 4 months. I dedicate fabric scraps to re-purposing and community based projects by creating zero waste SOMOS by CocoNuco pieces, such as flags and patched garments or donating scraps to schools, artists, and non profits. I offer complimentary repair services to reduce textile waste and prolong the lifespan of any SOMOS by CocoNuco item.
The natural world serves as the greatest source behind S O M O S by CocoNuco. This process reflects my affection and respect for our environment.
It can be a practical process, yet often times it is an intuitive experience. Ideas may pass through us from an unknowable source. What is that elusive thing? A bizarre and wondrous collaboration with our creative impulse. Through curiosity, passion, and knowledge boundless creativity is sparked. This has become one of the most important steps in the development of a project.
As children, we are taught to play. Now, we choose to spend our time in an unusual way by unexpectedly dancing in public spaces or mimicking each other. We don’t need a reason to play. Playing is simply a good thing. These scenes bring people together.
Community is the foundation of every project. I host all inclusive events such as clothing swaps, sliding scale workshops, and performances that continue to attract a delightful bunch of humans . ALL are accepted and appreciated here.
A percentage of each SOMOS by CocoNuco purchase is donated to charities and organizations that are doing incredible work locally and worldwide promoting human rights, environmental awareness, and education.