To empower a woman is to empower a community, a generation, a better future.
- Based on an African Proverb
Wow, what a year.
There are many different words that come to mind when trying to describe how we feel about this past year, many of them we will just keep to ourselves :)
As a small business we struggled with the constant stress of the unknown, unpredictable shifts in consumer trends, topped with one of the most politically topical climates of our generation. But - as we reflect even deeper on what it meant to go through such an unprecedented time, we choose to remember and embrace, the new strength we feel after overcoming each challenge. Neococo is stronger than ever before. Next year will be a big one, we can feel it.
Through thick and thin our priority has remained the same, to support our team of refugee women and advocate for issues such as the refugee crisis, racial equity, and gender disparity. Throughout this year we did everything we could to ensure that our team of women could continue to work in safe environments from their home, and feel supported by Neococo. Whether we were working on face masks, new styles, or our signature female form, our team continued to work together even when we were apart.
Take a look at how our work measures up:
In 2020 we grew to a small but mighty team of 10 women who love the Neococo mission. We have started new collaborations like never before and we are eager to see how they grow. We partnered with other non-profit organizations like Choose Love, and donated part of our profits to support their mission. Most importantly, we have continued to be able to pay our team members more than an equitable wage. Neococo is committed to raising the bar for supporting women.
Even though this past year has been unpredictable, we saw more and more people responding to our platform and supporting our mission. We have big goals for 2021, and you can help us accomplish them.
Not only will Neococo continue to release new creative collaborations, we will be working with more organizations and community programs to hire women. There is a depth to the issue of the refugee crisis, displaced and oppressed women, that we will never be able to fix alone. But, together as a community, we can create a platform for women that makes a difference.
By shopping at Neococo, you can help us support more women.