About KOCO Knitting

KOCO Knitting Danielle Chiel

A Message from Danielle

A Message from Danielle

“The journey from vision to creation is filled with challenges, and at KOCO, we believe it’s a path best walked together. I’m proud to have built a bridge between the world’s most creative minds and the remarkable artisans of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

As we look forward, I am excited about the opportunities to foster more of these fruitful partnerships, pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve together in ethical fashion manufacturing and the ‘slow fashion’ movement demonstrated in lovingly hand-knitted garments.”

~ Danielle Chiel

Ready to get started?

KOCO handknit collection
KOCO Knitting Logo

Welcome to KOCO:

Where Artisnal Craft Meets Global Fashion

KOCO, founded in 2013 by Danielle Chiel, stands at the crossroads of artisan traditions and modern fashion trends. Born from the desire to integrate the rich heritage of hand-knitting with contemporary design sensibilities, KOCO has become a global leader in ethical and sustainable knitwear manufacturing. 

Our unique approach has fostered both solid and creative partnerships with designers and brand managers, transforming visionary designs into tangible successes.

From Vision to Reality: The KOCO Journey

At the heart of KOCO’s inception was Danielle Chiel’s recognition of the untapped potential within rural Tamil Nadu, Southern India. 

KOCO has supported and trained artisans to keep up with new techniques that enable us to fulfill the requirements of the global fashion industry. Danielle not only ignited a manufacturing revolution but also cultivated a space for meaningful collaboration. 

Today, KOCO represents a dynamic partnership model, where designers, brand managers, production managers and artisans co-create, ensuring each garment is produced with consistent quality and style and delivered worldwide through our global network. 

Bridging Visions: The KOCO Collaboration

Our work with fashion brands is a testament to our ability to bring dreams to life without compromise. KOCO stands out not just for the hand-knitted quality of its garments but for its seamless integration of artisanal craftsmanship into the fast-paced world of fashion. 

Under Danielle’s guidance, brands of all sizes—from emerging start-ups to renowned international names—trust us to deliver collections that resonate with their audience. Our commitment to understanding and executing each brand’s unique vision has made us a preferred partner in the artisan industry.

Pioneering Efficiency in Hand-Knitting

KOCO has redefined what’s possible in hand-knitted garment production. Through innovative processes developed under Danielle’s leadership, production quantities are achieved that reach and exceed one thousand pieces, without sacrificing the bespoke quality or ethical principles at our core. 

This capacity to meet commercial demands, coupled with our flexible order sizes, makes us uniquely positioned to support premium brands across the spectrum.

Trusted by Premium Brands Worldwide

Our reputation as a trusted partner for premium fashion brands is built on a foundation of reliability, quality, and ethical manufacturing. KOCO’s highly organized hand-knitting processes ensure we meet the diverse needs of our clients, delivering on time and to specification, regardless of the scale. 

Our production reliability, combined with our artisanal quality, positions us as a key player in the global fashion landscape, trusted by brands seeking to make a statement with their collections.

Join Us: Weave Success with KOCO

We invite you to explore the possibilities of partnership with KOCO. We will collaborate with and support you to achieve your visions by getting to know and understanding your creative process and following through with our quality-controlled manufacturing. All knitted by hand.  

Whether you’re looking to create a niche collection or scale up your existing line, KOCO offers the expertise, capacity, and collaborative spirit to grow your brand.

KOCO Knitting Danielle Chiel

A Message from Danielle

A Message from Danielle

“The journey from vision to creation is filled with challenges, and at KOCO Knitting, we believe it’s a path best walked together. I’m proud to have built a bridge between the world’s most creative minds and the remarkable artisans of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

As we look forward, I am excited about the opportunities to foster more of these fruitful partnerships, pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve together in ethical fashion manufacturing and the ‘slow fashion’ movement demonstrated in lovingly hand-knitted garments.”

~ Danielle Chiel

KOCO Knitting Logo
KOCO handknit collection

Welcome to KOCO:

Where Artisanal Craft Meets Global Fashion

KOCO, founded in 2013 by Danielle Chiel, stands at the crossroads of artisan traditions and modern fashion trends. Born from the desire to integrate the rich heritage of hand-knitting with contemporary design sensibilities, KOCO has become a global leader in ethical and sustainable knitwear manufacturing. 

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  • Global Fashion Bridge: KOCO connects creative minds with highly trained artisans for ethical fashion manufacturing.
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  • Vision to Reality: Founded by Danielle Chiel, KOCO Knitting transforms designers’ ideas into high-quality hand-knitted garments.
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  • Efficient Artisanship: Innovative processes allow KOCO to produce large quantities without compromising bespoke quality.
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  • Trusted by Brands: KOCO is renowned for reliable, quality, and ethically made knitwear, partnering with over 100 global brands.

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Our unique approach has fostered solid and creative partnerships with designers and brand managers, transforming visionary designs into tangible successes.

From Vision to Reality: The KOCO Journey

At the heart of KOCO’s inception was Danielle Chiel’s recognition of the untapped potential within rural Tamil Nadu, Southern India. 

KOCO Knitting has supported and trained artisans to keep up with new techniques that enable us to fulfill the requirements of the global fashion industry. Danielle not only ignited a manufacturing revolution but also cultivated a space for meaningful collaboration. 

Today, KOCO represents a dynamic partnership model, where designers, brand managers, production managers and artisans co-create, ensuring each garment is produced with consistent quality and style and delivered worldwide through our global network. 

Bridging Visions: The KOCO Collaboration

Our work with fashion brands is a testament to our ability to bring dreams to life without compromise. KOCO stands out not just for the hand-knitted quality of its garments but for its seamless integration of artisanal craftsmanship into the fast-paced world of fashion. 

Under Danielle’s guidance, brands of all sizes—from emerging start-ups to renowned international names—trust us to deliver collections that resonate with their audience. Our commitment to understanding and executing each brand’s unique vision has made us a preferred partner in the artisan industry.

Pioneering Efficiency in Hand-Knitting

KOCO has redefined what’s possible in hand-knitted garment production. Through innovative processes developed under Danielle’s leadership, production quantities are achieved that reach and exceed one thousand pieces, without sacrificing the bespoke quality or ethical principles at our core. 

This capacity to meet commercial demands, coupled with our flexible order sizes, makes us uniquely positioned to support premium brands across the spectrum.

Trusted by Premium Brands Worldwide

Our reputation as a trusted partner for premium fashion brands is built on a foundation of reliability, quality, and ethical manufacturing. KOCO’s highly organized hand-knitting processes ensure we meet the diverse needs of our clients, delivering on time and to specification, regardless of the scale. 

Our production reliability, combined with our artisanal quality, positions us as a key player in the global fashion landscape, trusted by brands seeking to make a statement with their collections.

Join Us: Weave Success with KOCO

We invite you to explore the possibilities of partnership with KOCO knitting. We will collaborate with and support you to achieve your visions by getting to know and understanding your creative process and following through with our quality-controlled manufacturing. All knitted by hand.  

Whether you’re looking to create a niche collection or scale up your existing line, KOCO offers the expertise, capacity, and collaborative spirit to grow your brand.

Ready to get started?

Connect directly with Danielle Chiel on WhatsApp
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The Heart Behind KOCO

Ethical Knitwear for Inspired Global Brands

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Our Results Speak For Themselves

Our Awards

Meet Our Dedicated
Team Leaders

KOCO’s ability to consistently partner with global fashion brands, large and small, is a testament to the foundation of quality systems and experience. KOCO’s sustained results over 15 years lie in the strength and spirit of our community.

Meet Our Dedicated Team Leaders

KOCO’s ability to consistently partner with global fashion brands, large and small, is a testament to the foundation of quality systems and experience. KOCO’s sustained results over 15 years lie in the strength and spirit of our community.

Koco Production Manager for hand Knitting

Poorani

Production Lead

Poorani has a natural talent for team development and extensive experience in garment production. She oversees all aspects of KOCO’s production. Poorani has honed her skills to streamline our manufacturing practices. She manages KOCO’s systems to deliver exceptional quality on time and to specification.

Jamuna Koco Knitting Quality Control

Jamuna

Production Lead

Jamuna brings over a decade of experience in quality control to the KOCO team. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for teamwork, she ensures every garment meets KOCO’s stringent quality standards. Jamuna continues to innovate quality assurance processes to maintain the high standards our clients expect.

Beulah Koco Knitting Operations Manager

Beulah

Operations Manager

Beulah, affectionately known as the heart of our artisan community, fulfils the pivotal role of Operations Manager at KOCO. Beulah ensures our artisans’ productivity and emotional and wellbeing needs are met. Daily supportive practices make KOCO a place where artisans thrive personally and professionally.

Pattern Writer Koco Knitting

Cathy

Pattern Writer

Cathy is the creative team lead for pattern writing at KOCO. Her exceptional talent in translating designers’ visions into precise knitting patterns has made her invaluable. With an eye for detail and a deep understanding of garment construction, Cathy brings each design to life accurately and with flair.

Rajeesh - Logistics manager for Koco

Rajeesh

Logistics Support

With the local DHL shipping branch, Rajesh provides seamless logistics for KOCO, ensuring smooth and efficient transport of materials and finished products. With his background in supply chain management, he delivers reliable logistics to support KOCO’s clients’ needs.

Knitting Training

Priyangar

Assistant Pattern Writer

Priyangar supports the creation of intricate knitting patterns with precision and creativity. Her keen ability to adapt designer concepts into tangible patterns complements the team’s efforts in crafting bespoke knitwear.  Her skilful approach help transform imaginative designs into beautiful, wearable art.

Meet Our Dedicated
Team Leaders

KOCO’s ability to consistently partner with global fashion brands, large and small, is a testament to the foundation of quality systems and experience. KOCO’s sustained results over 15 years lie in the strength and spirit of our community.

Poorani

Production Lead

Poorani has a natural talent for team development and extensive experience in garment production. She oversees all aspects of KOCO’s production. Poorani has honed her skills to streamline our manufacturing practices. She manages KOCO’s systems to deliver exceptional quality on time and to specification.

Jaahvani

Quality Control

Jaahvani brings over a decade of experience in quality control to the KOCO team. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for teamwork, she ensures every garment meets KOCO’s stringent quality standards. Jaahvani continues to innovate quality assurance processes to maintain the high standards our clients expect.

Sarah & Joanne

Pattern Writers

Sarah and Joanne are a creative team leading the pattern writing tasks at KOCO. Their exceptional talent in translating designers’ visions into precise knitting patterns has made them invaluable. With an eye for detail and a deep understanding of garment construction, Sarah and Joanne bring each design to life accurately and with flair.

Suguna

Community Support

Suguna, affectionately known as the heart of our artisan community, fulfills the pivotal role of Community Support at KOCO. Her natural empathy endears her to all. Suguna ensures our artisans’ emotional and well-being needs are met. Daily supportive practices make KOCO a place where artisans thrive personally and professionally.

Wendy & Alice

Knitting Trainers

Wendy and Alice are master knitters with over 25 years of combined experience in the craft. As the lead knitting trainers at KOCO, they tag-team visits to share a wealth of knowledge and skill with our team of artisans, ensuring they are skilled in the latest hand-knitting techniques. 

Rajeesh

Logistics Support

With the local DHL shipping branch, Rajesh provides seamless logistics for KOCO, ensuring smooth and efficient transport of materials and finished products. With his background in supply chain management, he delivers reliable logistics to support KOCO’s clients’ needs.

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