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NEOCOCO: People Before Profits

Meet Neococo - a company founded for the purpose of creating jobs for refugees and displaced women.

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Project Description

The Neococo Originals

 

 

Meet Neococo - a company founded for the purpose of creating jobs for refugees and displaced women through hand embroidery.

We are in the business of social impact — always putting people over profits. Neococo creates handcrafted artwork, celebrates culture, and believes in amplifying voices. 100% of our revenue goes back into creating an equitable work environment, and support services for our team. We are not a charity - we are a mission.

We are launching our first product line here on IFundWomen; The NEOCOCO Originals.

For more information, please visit us at: www.neococo.com

By partnering with resettlement agencies we are able to train and hire displaced women in need of jobs to work from the safety of their homes. Most importantly, we want to serve as a brand where every dollar spent has meaning and impact.

 

 

We partner with some of the most significant resettlement agencies to make maximum impact :

 

With over 10 years of experience as a costume designer and stylist, I was no longer drawn to the traditional ideas of mainstream fashion. My perspective completely transformed after I began by volunteering my weekends with local refugee groups in LA. Over time, I learned about some of the biggest challenges they face, like secure housing, cultural adjustment, job security, surviving on food stamps, learning a foreign language, and general lack of quality socio-economic support. Ultimately, these factors have become perpetual roadblocks, ultimately trapping an entire demographic in this experience.

As an immigrant, and a woman of color myself, I understand how hard it is to navigate the waters of living and working in the United States.

There is a beautiful commonality amongst many cultures around the world - the art of hand embroidery. Most of the women, including myself, even grew up watching our mums and grandmas indulge in this fabric art as therapeutic cadence.

As we continue to provide our team with a safe and equitable platform, our dream is to be able to create more Neococo community teams across the country, and to one day even be able to offer equitable work and support services to women in refugee camps worldwide.

Join me in making a difference,

xoxo,

Amrita Thadani (Founder)

Neococo Tribe : From Left (Sandra; Mexico, Vironica; Congo, Ana; Syria, Magdenela; Mexico, Rosa; El Salvador, Ines; Mexico, Miranda; Mexico, Ibtisam; Iraq)

Neococo Tribe : From Left (Sandra; Mexico, Vironica; Congo, Ana; Syria, Magdenela; Mexico, Rosa; El Salvador, Ines; Mexico, Miranda; Mexico, Ibtisam; Iraq)

We are launching our new products here on IFundWomen 

The Neococo Originals

Formation Tee in Black

Formation Tee in Black

Formation Tee in White / Hand Embroidered Artwork

Formation Tee in White / Hand Embroidered Artwork

Individuali - Tee available in White and Black

Individuali - Tee available in White and Black

Hand embroidered Individuali-Tee

Hand embroidered Individuali-Tee

CUTOUT T-SHIRT OPTIONS:

Femini - Tee Available in Black and White

Femini - Tee Available in Black and White

Femini-Tee in White

Femini-Tee in White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!

 

Thank you for supporting the NEOCOCO dream. 

 

XO NECOCO

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

Risks and challenges

We find ourselves here at IFundWomen with BIG plans. Having seen the incredible impact that our work has had on the refugee women we employ, and the ongoing love from our audience and supporters, we are compelled to keep going.

Our goal is to hire more women, to continue providing a safe and equitable working opportunity to refugees and displaced women. We know we are facing an unprecedented time - which is why it is so important that the Neococo work and mission continues to move forward.

We are so proud to have seen the growth we experienced over the past few years, and to have created a model that allows our employees to work from the safety of their own homes.

Our next stop? We are ready to expand our reach into more refugee communities in the US, and with a little help from IFundWomen, we can get there. With funding for our NEOCOCO Originals product line, not only will we be able to start our production, we can hire more women to our team.

Environmental commitments

Long-lasting design

We believe in the power of sllloooowww fashion. We take precious time and care into creating each one of our designs.

The process starts by working with local factories and mills in the LA area, ones who align with our own mission of a safe and equitable work space for all. Then, our garments complete their journey after passing through the creative and tender hands of our incredible team of refugee women, each of whom has come to Neococo after having gone through their own unique journey.

With every stitch of hand embroidery, any purchase of our Neococo apparel validates and inspires the idea of opportunity, equity, and feminine identity.

For these reason, we believe that both our design and the power of our mission is timeless and lasting.

Environmentally friendly factories

When choosing to work with a garment factory or mills, our first priority is to work with a company who shares our values, of equity above all. We believe in safe working conditions, equitable and livable wages, and a community where every employee feels supported. We are proud to work with factories that do just that.

When it comes to choosing our fabrics, we aim to source the most comfortable and eco-friendly material possible, and are proud to reduce our carbon footprint by using local factories rather than outsourcing overseas.

Our current model prioritizes a sustainable system for equitable wages and building our Neococo community. For us, this is the first step in sustainability. We have big plans of continuing to diversify and strengthen our ability to become even more environmentally conscious as we continue to grow.

Something else

Through our forward integration model, and our ever strengthening Neococo community, we are able to provide training and supportive services to each of the women who hand embroider our designs.

What is 'forward integration'? Our priority is to offer the opportunity for anyone employed by Neococo to continue their professional journey with us as we continue to grow our company.

We are so proud to say that some of our very first employees are now training other women to hand embroider our products, who have gone through the similar trials of the refugee experience.

 

 

 

Priyanka Chheda
09/15/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Shobha
09/15/2021
One Embroidered T-shirt of your choice
$90
Dina REscott
09/14/2021
Two Cutwork T-shirts of Your Choice
$100
09/14/2021
One Embroidered T-shirt of your choice
$90
Nicole Kumar
09/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Tanvi M Shah
09/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$101
Leslie
09/12/2021
One Cutout T-shirt of your Choice
$55
Amlan
09/12/2021
Two Embroidered T-shirts of your Choice
$175
Archana
09/10/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Christine
09/10/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
55.00 USD
One Cutout T-shirt of your Choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL
Here's what people are saying : 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
LOVE it! So feminine and empowering.
I just received this tee yesterday and I love it. The material is very soft and the top looks trendy. The cutout looks neat and the white top goes well with a bright colored skirt. What makes me feel so good about this purchase is that this company helps out refugees by employing them. I am a very happy and satisfied customer. Support refugees by buying their product.
Rachana Reddy on Jul 27, 2020

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

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2 Supporters
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90.00 USD
One Embroidered T-shirt of your choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL
Here's what people are saying : 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Different from any other T-shirt brand. Love the embroidery. It's well done.
Patricia N on Sep 23, 2020

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Two Cutwork T-shirts of Your Choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
145.00 USD
One Cutwork and One Embroidered T-shirt

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Two Embroidered T-shirts of your Choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

55.00 USD
One Cutout T-shirt of your Choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL
Here's what people are saying : 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
LOVE it! So feminine and empowering.
I just received this tee yesterday and I love it. The material is very soft and the top looks trendy. The cutout looks neat and the white top goes well with a bright colored skirt. What makes me feel so good about this purchase is that this company helps out refugees by employing them. I am a very happy and satisfied customer. Support refugees by buying their product.
Rachana Reddy on Jul 27, 2020

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
90.00 USD
One Embroidered T-shirt of your choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL
Here's what people are saying : 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Different from any other T-shirt brand. Love the embroidery. It's well done.
Patricia N on Sep 23, 2020

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Two Cutwork T-shirts of Your Choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
145.00 USD
One Cutwork and One Embroidered T-shirt

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Two Embroidered T-shirts of your Choice

Made from 100% Bamboo
Available sizes XS-3XL

CHOOSING STYLE / COLOR: At the end of the campaign we will send a survey to find out which size, styles and colors you want to order.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward