Love Coco started in Ibiza in 2017, inspired by the natural lifestyle and food in Ibiza and the desire promote the future of our planet. Our Love Coco bowls became a must have item in many homes both in Ibiza and across Europe as tourists embraced the ideology converting natural recycled coconut shells, into beautiful bowls. By helping the future environment and reducing global warming, we are all becoming more eco. This growing army of customers is growing year by year, as are the organic shops and quality home and gift shops, who profit from selling our bowls, will testify.
We launched in the UK in 2020, right at the start of the first lockdown! It was a tricky start only able to exhibit at a handful of events. 2022 was our first full year of trading and we exhibited at many events throughout the country.
2023 started with a bang, with over 40 shops agreeing to stock Love Coco with some big garden centre groups from the top of Scotland to the tip of Cornwall.
The bowls have proved hugely popular. We are delighted to have been recognised by The Giftware Association for our Love Coco Coconut Bowls, by being awarded Gift of The Year 2023 in the Ethical and Sustainable Gift category.
Our bowls come from the Ben Tre region of Vietnam where we have an exclusive deal for distribution in the UK with one of the largest and leading lacquer companies. All the bowls start as waste from the coconut harvest, giving farmers additional income, they are sanded, polished and then either silver leaf, or paint blown with a straw, are then lacquered, using a water-based lacquer, and then finally polished to a high gloss.
We are very focused on sustainability, so with that in mind, we have partnered up with 2 companies.
www.onetribeglobal.com, where we offset carbon by protecting pristine rainforest. 17p per online sale saves 10m2 of rainforest. We have sequestered 300 tons in a few months. We will roll this out for offline sales once that integration is available.
We also invest in reforesting projects which are more than just replacing trees, but holistic projects in Mozambique, Uganda etc, helping communities rebuild. We have planted 850 trees and funded 2 projects www.ecologi.com/lovecoco