Your purchase has power.
Pokoloko goods are from off the beaten path - rich with century old techniques and stories that connect maker and earth. A Poko product is more than a beautiful piece to gift, wear, or create a home. We’re committed to facilitating transformational change to make a meaningful difference for our planet.
“We live in a world in which action to protect our natural world is no longer an option - it is at a level of urgency that makes action mandatory. As a business serving a community, it is even more crucial that we participate in sustainable solutions and ways of life. We consider creating demonstrable, positive social and environmental impact a key part of our strategy, and the only way to operate and move forward with success.”
- Jessie Lyon, Poko Co-Founder
Here are ways our online communities made social change:
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F E B R U A R Y
$400+ Donated to the Have A Heart Foundation
Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the opportunity to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.
J U N E
1500 plastic bottles removed from our oceans
In honor of World Oceans Day, Pokoloko partnered with our friends Palerma Body and Oceana to remove 1500 plastic bottles from our Oceans.
S E P T E M B E R
$1,474 Raised for the Poko x Piñan Scholarship Fund
We brought you new arrivals to the Ecuador collection, including alpaca-blend blankets and scarves to keep you cozy in the colder months. As part of our long-term giveback initiative to bring sustainable education opportunities to youth in Piñán, every purchase from the Ecuador collection gives 5% to the scholarship fund.
D E C E M B E R
150 blankets donated to Cornerstone Housing for Women
Our #PokoPartner community joined together for an initiative supporting Cornerstone Housing for Women, donating 150 blankets to women in vulnerable situations in our local community.
900+ Hand Embroidered Ornaments Sold
Your purchase supports women artisans in vulnerable situations within depressed communities. These ornaments offer a sustainable source of income for the women artisans who make them. They can also be used in many ways, as a door knob decoration or placed on the neck of a bottle of bubbly for your BFF! 🥂
For the past 3 years, Pokoloko has partnered with Ecologi to accelerate global climate action. We believe that if people work together, they can do amazing things. That’s the spirit of collective action in a nutshell, and we see it happening every day!
- Protection of the Matavén forest in eastern Colombia: This project will prevent an estimated 3,622,352 tonnes of CO2e emissions per year, during its 30 year lifespan
- Generating renewable solar electricity in Egypt: This project is avoiding 83,683 tonnes of CO2e emissions each year.
- Repairing water boreholes in Eritrea: This project supplies the local community with a source of clean, safe, drinking water.
Make it an eco-friendly gift with Compostable wrapping.
Pokoloko's gift wrapping materials are sourced from Montréal-based company, Compostable.ca by Compost Montréal, a social enterprise that focuses on greenhouse gas reduction and the improvement of agricultural soils through the creation of compost.
Using Compostable products for packaging and shipping reduces environmental impact!