The Melting Pot

Meet Danielle Chiel: Changing Lives One Hand-Knitted Garment at a Time

Episode Summary

Today’s guest is Danielle Chiel, an Australian entrepreneur who founded KOCO (Knit One Change One). Key takeaways: How she is building a women’s only business which is hand-knitting the world together. How she got started after she swore never to go back to India. Where you can find out more information about the lady who hand-knitted each jumper. The trials and tribulations of getting a new business of the ground in a country that doesn’t speak your language.

Episode Notes

Today’s guest is Danielle Chiel, an Australian entrepreneur who founded KOCO (Knit One Change One). Danielle, through KOCO, is seeking to change lives one hand-knitted garment at a time.

She currently employs 200 Indian ladies from various villages in India, to hand-knit garments for her; but her dream is to expand the business and employ 10,000 women.

KOCO hand-knits garments for global fashion brands - they produce fashions and homewares that customers love, by working with women in the rural villages in the south of Tamil Nadu.

At the same time as giving these ladies employment, KOCO provides them with an education and all the training they need, in order to become world-class handknitters.

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