COCO BOMBAY ETHICAL FASHION BRAND
Dawn, founder of Coco Bombay started her love affair with India in 2008 on her first trip where the country got into her soul. She returned many times traveling from the Himalayan mountains & isolated ashrams to the seaside villages & lush jungles of the southern states.
The bright textiles, mystical music, incredible jewelry & beautiful artwork was a great inspiration to Dawn. Despite the wonderful magic of India, the brand’s founder was also hit hard by the way that she saw many women being treated & the shocking statistics of sex trafficking. An estimated 14 million women & children in India are trafficked, & even if they escape they are often rejected by their families.
It was her love of magical India along with the desire to empower women that gave Dawn the drive to create Coco Bombay. Through Instagram she came across Purnata charity that rescues women & children from sex trafficking. They were looking for someone with a small business to work with, as once these women were rescued there was a huge risk of them simply being sucked back into prostitution due to a lack of opportunities. Purnata teaches these brave women literacy, maths, provides counselling as well as medical care & safe places for their children. They also teach them to sew & Coco Bombay employs these brave women, enabling them to create new lives for themselves & their families with fair wages & wonderful supportive working conditions.
Seeing how far these incredibly brave women have come is amazing. They now smile & have light in their eyes. Dawn personally curates special fabrics & hand embroidered sarees from all across India, traveling far & wide from tiny villages to bustling markets in search of the perfect pieces.
Dawn’s ultimate dream is to create a worldwide tribe of women who empower each other & make each other feel fabulous!
At Mode Revolution we are so pleased and proud to have Coco Bombay as part of our community of conscious brands. You can find their chic, beautiful collection here.
All of Coco Bombay's garments are made by their loving hands.
We feel that it is very moving to learn in detail the extent of the abuse the Coco Bombay girls have experienced. It is so important to spread the word of what is happening to sex trafficked women every day across the world.