Who the heck are we? We want you to know!
Hello ladies and gents!
We just wanted to take a second and introduce ourselves to our community members. We are Carolyn and Veronica and we are the #bosswomen that created Kokua Collective. You know that friend you met where you just clicked and you thought “yea, I like this girl, and we are going to do great things together”? Business related or not. Well, that is how we both felt when we met each other. We initially bonded over our love of travelling, we shared the places we have been and dreaming of the places we want to go. We believe that travelling is one of the best ways to truly learn about yourself and others. To be able to immerse yourself fully in another culture truly removes the blindfold and opens up new perspectives on a lot of things about life. As much as all of that is true on how we feel…we are really mostly suckers for beaches, let’s be honest. I know a lot of you stand behind us on that! We also share an interest in sustainable jewelry. We are #basicgirls, (yea I said it…) that are into simple layering and multifunctional jewelry pieces you can wear with anything you have in your closet or your suitcase.
With these two similarities, we built the foundation of our business now known as Kokua Collective. We launched our website in February 2020…yup, just before the pandemic, good timing right?!
Kokua is a Hawaiian word which has a rich meaning of helping others. In both of our day-to-day front-line jobs we help all sorts of different populations. Our goal is to continue this into our dreamStarting with helping artisans around the world share their works with you at an affordable price you can feel good about. These artisans have been hand-picked during our travels and we have worked on unique design ideas and product development with each of them. Whether you are travelling, going to work, or strolling around town, we want you to have quality pieces you can take anywhere and can love for a long, long time. No more loving your favourite jewelry and then having to break up with it because it turned your skin green that you can’t get rid of for a week… (does this sound like a few ex-boyfriends?) no matter how many times you wash your skin! Every girl deserves durable and beautiful pieces of jewelry they can count on AND wear with EVERY outfit!
Girl, we have your back.
We appreciate all of you and want to get to know our community. Send us an email or DM us on Instagram! We are here to help and answer any questions or just to have a friendly chat J Oh, and we would definitely love to see how you wear #yourkokua so tag us on Instagram!
Carolyn & Veronica