We are a boutique swimwear brand offering exclusive products, handmade with love. We endeavor to improve our company each and every day, with a strong commitment both to our success as women entrepreneurs in Central America, and to the development of a socially beneficial business model that helps create a better world in the process.
When you purchase Dkoko, not only do you receive a high-quality product designed in Costa Rica with the wellbeing of the planet in mind, but you also help support a small business creating positive impact in our region.
Our Commitment to Social Responsibility
At Dkoko, we are proud to offer quality products handmade by our local sewing team in our very own production house in Granada, Nicaragua. Granada is a town famous for the skilled craftsmanship of the artisans who live there, which is why we chose to set up our shop five years ago in this special place, home to talented textile workers.
Dkoko designers went to live in Nicaragua to personally train our manufacturing team, since sewing swimwear was new to their repertoire of textile talents. After that first year of learning together, we have perfected our teamwork, incorporating traditional weaving skills into our designs and achieving the level of quality Dkoko is known for among our ocean-loving clients around the world.
Currently, our sewing shop staffs 8 full-time employees, who all receive maximum working benefits, including health insurance, social security and pension funds, two days off per week, a month of paid vacation per year, and double salary through the month of December.
Who Makes our Clothing?
Dkoko's Sewing Team
Luis Reynaldo Perez
Time working with Dkoko: 5 years
Responsibilities: Sewing shop administration and management, fabric cutting and patterning.
"I'm 33 years old. My wife Francis and I have a beautiful 6 year old daughter. I love tecnology and listening to music. In my free time I enjoy going on trips with my family. My goal is to educate my daughter the best I can and to finish my career as a computer engineer. I love working with Dkoko because it gives me the trust to develop myself professionally and learn new things."
Time working with Dkoko: 5 years.
"I'm 28 years old. I'm a single mom of 2 boys of 4 and 8 years old. In my free time I like to spend time with my kids, watch tv and sew formal pants. I like working with Dkoko because the schedule allows me to spend more time with my kids and I like the work environment."
Time working with Dkoko: 4 years.
Responsibilities: Sewing supervisor, sewing and patterning.
"I'm 37 years old and I got married while working with Dkoko. I'm mom of a beautiful 2 year old boy. In my free time I like to sew little girl's dresses and create foam crafts."
Time working with Dkoko: 3 years.
Responsibilities: Product revision and quality control.
"I'm 38 years old and I'm single. I have 3 kids: 2 boys and 1 girl. In my free time I like to visit family and friends and connect using social media. I like to work in Dkoko because I feel like a family and the work environment is relaxed."
Gigi Meneses: Creative Direction & Design
My name is Gilda but I am commonly known as Gigi. I am a person who day by day feels more comfortable in my own body and I define myself proudly as a woman nowadays.
I am a self-taught Visual Merchandiser who managed to study Fashion Design in Costa Rica (my birth country), and got an MBA as Fashion Stylist and Visual Merchandising in Milán, Italy. I have been in the retail industry since 2004 navigating through the Central American region with international brands such as MNG, MaxMara, WomenSeret, CorteFiel, Adolfo Dominguez, Guess, Diesel, Bennetton, and local ones such as Saul E. Méndez, Meat Pack, 21, Jeans Co, Autóctono and Ruta Urbana.
Without any doubt I am proud of those achievements, but I am prouder of the adventures which I had in between those titles and the ones I still have as a mother of two magical creatures: my sons. Counting this last challenge as the one and only, the most challenging one that I have overcome until this day.
During this past year I have found DKOKO and DKOKO finds me constantly. I am working myself in it and it has been growing with me.
I have learned lots of things and decided to compromise myself to unlearn them all to start over and over again with space for new ways, new techniques, new feelings and new proposals for you to experience deeply inside of you.
I build a relationship with each brand that I work with. I put my mind, body and soul to enrich and nourish each one of the experiences that we offer.
My relationship with Dkoko can be felt around my chest and I hope you can feel it through each wave that you surf.
Time working with Dkoko: 4 years.
Priscila runs and manages our Dkoko boutique in the town of Jacó Beach, Costa Rica. She is also responsible for receiving product orders from our website, packing, and shipping them to our customers around the world.
Priscila spends her free time walking and playing with her dog at the beach, where she lives in Playa Hermosa, with her husband.
Time working with Dkoko: 1 year.
Rosa is a Costa Rican Designer who has her heart in textiles. Rosa is in charge of our social media and works from our main boutique in Jacó where she also enjoys being in contact with our products, talking and getting feedback from clients and recommending her favorite styles.
She has a special love for plants and spends her time exploring with natural dyeing.