Kokoro

Kokoro

Company
Type(s) of Business
  • Manufacturer/Weaver
Owner(s)
Rose Kotasek & Kaori
POC Owned
Yes
Other Related Business(es)?
No
Website
https://www.kokorotextiles.com
Location
Netherlands
Types of Carriers
  • Woven Wraps
Woven Wrap Type(s)
  • Hand Woven
  • Machine Woven
Costs of Carriers
  • Carriers $150-$200 USD
  • Carriers $200-$250 USD
  • Carriers $250 USD or Above
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 8s
  • Unknown
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 9s
  • Unknown
CCBW Analysis
Cultural Inclusivity
  • Not enough known information.
Labor Practices
  • Not enough known information
Environmental Practices
  • Not enough known information
Customer Practices
  • Not Enough Known Information
Culturally Appropriative Designs
Yes
Resolutions to Appropriation

There are unanswered questions regarding the Kairos design, which is based on a Japanese Mon. One of the owners is Chinese, and spent a portion of her youth in Japan. While many CCBW community members noted there is usually greater amount of cultural exchange between Japan and China, Cultural Appropriation can still occur. Affected community members have not spoken further on whether this is appropriation or not, so we hold space for the possibility that it is.

Other IP Violations
No
Questionable Practices
  • Culturally Insensitive and/or Racist Behaviors
Resolutions of Questionable Practices

In a photoshoot, Rose - who is not Japanese - wore a kimono sent to her by Kaori. Once the photos were released and they received criticism on the matter, they promptly apologized and promised to do better. They are typically responsive to this variety of criticism.

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