At Coco Loco we specialize in hand-carved, organic jewelry made from natural materials such as: Coconut, Exotic Hardwoods, Seeds, Shell, Horn and Bone.
Originated by tribal peoples from around the world, Coco Loco's aim is to help sustain their culture by maintaining these forms of traditional art and adornment.
Coco Loco is proud to be a socially responsible and environmentally conscious company. Coco Loco supports over 50 artisans around the globe and strive beyond fair trade. We work directly with all of our carvers and artists making sure that their quality of life is maintained, preserved and improved. Taking special care to source natural materials with an environmentalist mindset, we enjoy the satisfaction of finding and making beautiful jewelry out of recycled, salvaged and sustainably harvested materials.
These days, this style of tribal jewelry is also often worn by travelers. Inspired by these cultures, these travelers have carried it with them to many corners of the earth, bringing ancient tribal art and adornment into the realm of modern day western civilization. It is said, that when worn, this distinct jewelry often brings the traveler good luck. Whether a local or another traveler, has seen the jewelry, the two are bound to spark a conversation and exchange stories. Coco Loco would like to thank all of those who have exchanged these positive stories. Thank you to all of those who have sheltered the traveler along the way. Thank you to all those who trust and are trustworthy. Many thanks to all of those who believe in the dream of peace and unity.
The faithful never stand alone. Peace will gather. Our doorsteps are only footsteps away. We are all connected.
Coco Loco Featured Artist: Michael Rohner
On tour this summer, Oakland based artist Michael Rohner has always drawn. From childhood, his visual palette was influenced by the great graphic mediums of comic books, graphic novels, graffiti and anime. His diverse Northern California home life shaped his emotional and intellectual capacity: Korean and Swiss parents, an East Indian stepfather, and three older sisters by a different father. He attended college in Colorado and subsequently lived in Chicago, Japan and Los Angeles.
He yearned to draw his way for a living, but didn’t know where to turn; art schools offered to reshape him, and that wasn’t what he desired. In 2007, he had a personal awakening that led him on a pilgrimage to Peru and then to quit his job, sell most of his belongings, and embark on a road trip with no destination.
He landed in Santa Fe, NM without specific aim but loaded with internal ambition. He began to sell prints of his artwork in public gatherings, bars, and parks; whatever he could fit in a backpack. It went well he wound up in markets and festivals and his popularity grew. He developed his own style of illustration that suited him: drawings inked in pen and marker with spray paint overlayed backgrounds. Since then, his work has gone to thousands of people across the country and is licensed around the world. He aims to express ideas and notions that are difficult to convey with words; he hopes to uplift, inspire, and comfort you with his imagery. If he can accomplish even a portion of that, then he is at peace with his passion.