Coco Bonito is an Amsterdam based fashion label and creator of the original Sunnycords®️. Back in 2013, Coco Bonito introduced the Sunnycords®️ into the fashion industry. We were the first who came up with exclusive eyewear accessories. The Sunnycord®️ is a fashionable (sun)glasses cord, for holding any kind of eyewear. Initially designed to never lose your sunglasses or reading glasses again, but also known as a true eye catcher.
Founder Sophie Weijenberg creates the Sunnycords ®️ herself since 2013 while studying Psychology. Now, seven years later, Coco Bonito has grown to a leading business in Sunnycords®️ worldwide. Bringing Coco Bonito to the next level cannot be done alone. The company is nowadays run by Sophie and her sister Eva. While Sophie is being the creative head behind the brand, Eva takes care of the operational & commercial side of the business.
How it all started
It all started back in 2013. Psychology student Sophie, 20 years old at the time, was always looking for outstanding colourful accessories, which she could not find in the temporary fashion industry at that time. While traveling around the world and broadening her horizon, she got inspired by local handicrafts and remote tribes. She found out there are so much more fabrics and materials to discover. This resulted in designing her own accessories, inspired by her travels.
One of the accessories she always created for her own use, were the colourful cords for her sunglasses. After using them for a few years during the summer and other sunny holidays, a lot of requests came her way from her friends and acquaintances. Once she could no longer complete all the requests as a hobby, she decided to start her own business in sunglasses cords. And so the Sunnycords®️ was born.
We find it beyond important to contribute to a better world wherever we can. Whether it is about more equality among peoples or about building a more sustainable planet. We try to focus more and more on a socially responsible production of our Sunnycords with a low CO2 footprint. That's why we have been working with traditional peoples and tribes in different countries. With these co-creations we pay the local artisans a fair income so they can meet their basic needs. For the productions they use ancient and vintage materials and so we avoid unnecessary pollution. We also find it very important to bring their centuries-old traditions, beautiful crafts and their sustainable way of life to the attention in the Western world.