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.
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 six 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 Clothes?
Luis Reynaldo Pérez
Time working with Dkoko: 6 years
Responsibilities: Production house administration and management, fabric cutting and patterning.
"I'm 34 years old. My wife Francis and I have a beautiful 7 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.
Responsibilities: Sewing supervisor, sewing and patterning.
"I'm 38 years old and I got married while working with Dkoko. I'm mom of a beautiful 3 year old boy. In my free time I like to sew little girl's dresses and create foam crafts."
Time working with Dkoko: 4 years.
Responsibilities: Product revision and quality control.
I'm 39 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: 6 years.
I'm 29 years old. I'm a single mom of 2 boys of 5 and 9 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.
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: 2 years.
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.
Time working in Dkoko: 2 years
Since she was a young girl Jir has been in love with adventure, nature and wildlife. To her, freedom, the fresh air of the mountains and the warm breeze of the beach, are her favorite.
She grew up in a small town in the south of Costa Rica where she could enjoy the breathtaking moutains of Chirripó & Talamanca. She always wished to explore the coastline and this wish became fulfilled when she decided to move by the sea when she was 20 years old. She packed her suitcase and left on her own to start a new life.
A couple of years later she met Veronica who offered her to become part the Dkoko team in our Santa Teresa boutique.
"In that moment my heart told me I had to do it and it was one of the best decisions in my life. Now I belong to a great work team, that allows me to keep living my dream, between bikinis, bright sunsets, and refreshing salty waves."
Adriana is an ocean lover who is passionate about surfing and taking her huge dogs to play at the beach. She is the Graphic Designer in charge of Dkoko’s graphic image.
She currently lives by the sea in the jungle in the south of Costa Rica, home of the second longest left in the world, Pavones.