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The Coco

Idea

The Coco aims to challenge ‘fast fashion’ and ‘throwaway consumerism’ by creating the ultimate online marketplace for the conscious consumer. With an emphasis on knowledge-sharing, The Coco provides a curated selection of innovative brands that challenge the status quo with their commitment to sustainability and ethics. 

To facilitate transparency and understanding, The Coco evaluates all brands based upon 12 “Impact Criteria” that encompass a variety of social and environmental standards and achievements. Impact Criteria Icons, in addition to specific detailed justifications, enable shoppers to easily identify brands and products that align with their values. 

By providing an informative channel for shoppers to easily browse purpose-driven brands, The Coco promotes a mindful, meaningful, and impactful shopping experience. 

People

Madeline Petrow and Lenny Leemann share a background in international development, and a passion for social enterprises. After bonding over the difficulty of locating ethically-motivated brands, the two teamed up to fix this problem and created The Coco.  With Lenny´s research and marketing knowledge, and Madeline’s experience working with young start-ups and social enterprises, the two have set out to transform the way we engage with our closet, and the world.

Impact

The Coco aims to drive a sustainable market transformation that demands more from the brands we support. By creating a community of knowledge-sharing, The Coco advocates for critical engagement with the products we purchase so that we can ultimately feel good about buying them.  As an alternative to dubious high-street fashion, The Coco provides a range of vetted, fashion-forward brands that prove you don’t have to compromise ethics for style. 

To truly demonstrate the positive impact shopping on The Coco can make, account holders can visit their ‘Impact Portfolio’.  This innovative feature displays eye-catching infographics which show the unique positive impact that each of their purchases has caused around the world. This feature, sharable to social media, helps solidify the impact of purposeful shopping and raises awareness of the importance of mindful and conscious consumption.  

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Get in touch

The Coco is interested in connecting with any brands that share a commitment to blended value returns, and are interested in learning more about the platform. Additionally, The Coco welcomes collaboration opportunities for media coverage, freelance writing and strategy input from those with expertise in the field of online marketplaces.

madeline@thecoco.org

lenny@thecoco.org

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