“As well as being emotionally evocative, cloth is a tactile delight - and when we touch it, we feel.”
-- Cassandra Ellis, Cloth
For the past ten years, Dkoko has focused exclusively on designing and creating premium swimsuits. Now, we’ve decided to embark on a new project - designing our very own line of beachwear for women who love the sea.
For Dkoko’s premiere beachwear collection, we’ve designed basic pieces inspired by the timeless catchphrase “less is more” – which goes hand-in-hand with our sustainable vision to create durable clothing that lasts well beyond the season.
We want our designs to be worn as not just simple pieces of clothing, but special creations that evoke feelings and sensations when we wear them. With that in mind, we’ve carefully selected ultra-soft fabrics made from 100% certified organic cotton and hemp, so each garment becomes an experience of tactile delight.
100% Certified Organic Cotton
Cotton, known throughout history as ‘white gold’, is hypoallergenic (meaning it doesn’t react against your skin), breathes better than synthetic fabrics, and is incredibly soft. Cotton is resistant when it gets wet, and stays cool in the Summer and warm in Winter. Like all fabrics, there’s a big difference between high and low-quality cotton, which is why we’ve chosen to use 100% certified organic cotton for our premiere beachwear collection.
What is Organic Cotton?
Starting from untreated, natural seeds, organic cotton is grown without the use of any synthetic fertilizers. Organic cotton crop rotation and composting maintain the health of naturally moist soil by creating a biodiverse, balanced ecosystem. This makes organic cotton plants more resistant to pests and disease, eliminating the need for pesticides known to be both carcinogenic and neurotoxic.
Thanks to this cleaner cotton-growing process, farm workers are afforded a healthier work environment, and all uncontaminated plant waste can be used for other purposes, such as feed for livestock or cotton oil production.
Cultivated since 8000 B.C., hemp was the first plant used to create textiles, and it doesn’t require the use of any toxic pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is known as the most durable of all natural fibers, and it blends well with others, like cotton.
Hemp is a perfect fabric for summer clothing, since it adapts well to the climate and becomes softer with use.
Made with love
All our clothing is locally made in our own sewing shop in Masaya, Nicaragua. We also only produce small quantities of each style so our designs are pretty exclusive.
Check our new collection here and let us know what you think! We hope we love our new designs as much as we do.
All pictures for this collection were shot in Hacienda Ario in Manzanillo, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Model & muse: Stunning Valentine Aimee photographed by Armando del Vecchio.