Date TBC: Ethically Mass-Producing Hand Knits - Live Q&A with Danielle Chiel from KOCO

Danielle Chiel Thursday, 1 November 2018

KOCO stands for Knit One garment, Change One life, a group of hand knitting experts who hand knit for global fashion brands. KOCO is more than a manufacturing hub, they help change lives, through teaching women in Southern India the art and science of hand knitting, as well as English and mathematics.

Danielle Chiel began hand knitting at the age of 10, when her great-aunt taught her the craft when she had a day off school. It was 'love at first stitch' for Danielle, who launched her self-made hand knitting label in 2009. In 2012, legislation changes in Australia meant that Danielle had to look to offshore manufacturing locations. Danielle travelled to India with a bag full of knitting needles and yarn. She saw firsthand the impact that training women in the art of hand-knitting and providing stable work and income had on their life. She began to reach out to other brands to manufacture for their labels, and from there, KOCO was born. The aim of KOCO is to employ more women and reawaken the fashion industry to the human and commercial potential of how hand knitting can change the world.

Los Angeles
Wednesday Oct 31st, 2018 - 17:00pm
London
Thursday Nov 1st, 2018 - 00:00am
Kolkata
Thursday Nov 1st, 2018 - 05:30am
Sydney
Thursday Nov 1st, 2018 - 11:00am