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 boutique sewing shop 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."
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.