… if handknitting was the new language of global connection
… if you could change lives by owning and wearing a handknitted garment
… if you could change lives by engaging us to handknit your next collection
We change lives in rural villages in Tamil Nadu, India, by educating and employing women to handknit for fashion brands. We connect makers, brands and consumers through handknitting
From exacting pattern creation to beautiful products in the hands of customers, we take care of all elements of production and delivery to make quality handknitted products part of your brand
GLOBAL GOALS AND BIG DREAMS
Handknits Pty Ltd is an Australian company employing women in rural Tamil Nadu, India.
We are a sisterhood of artisans with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development entwined in our DNA.
We are KOCO - Knit One (garment) Change One (life).
KOCO began with ten women, sitting on the floor of a home in a village.
We have handknitting hubs in four villages and employ more than 200 women full-time.
In each village, we are breaking economic and education cycles.
The women we employ are gaining financial independence.
Families can afford to educate their sons and daughters.
Children are seeing a shift in gender equality modelled in their family life.
We are building a strong business of women producing handknitted garments for fashion brands and consumers.
We are building a business of strong women.
HANDKNITTING EXPERTS AND BEAUTIFUL STORIES
KOCO attracts talent.
We work with designers and brands to create handknitted fashions and homewares.
Each handknit is meticulously and personally produced – no machine intervention, no waste, no carbon footprint.
Our handknits have soul.
Each handknitted item comes with a swing tag featuring the photo of our artisan who made that piece, her signature, and a QR code.
Scan the QR code with a smartphone to read a story from the lady who handknitted that particular item. The stories show how KOCO is making a difference.
We aim is to enable the person who wears the garment feel the same joy our knitter had in making it.
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