ABOUT

 

WHAT IS COCO'S TRADING POST?

Coco’s Trading Post is a modern lifestyle shop. You’ll feel the aloha through our service, our mission and our product. Our goal is to create a unique collection of island inspired products and an excellent shopping experience.  

WHAT PRODUCTS WILL YOU FIND AT CTP?

We sell a curated collection of products that are vintage, designed/made in Hawaii, island inspired, unique, consciously made, organic, eco-friendly, and up-cycled. We travel to far off destinations and other islands to bring back products for our Market. We sell products that emulate the Aloha Spirit.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

We aim to stimulate our customer emotionally and visually with our product, blogs and photography which depict the beauty of island living.
CTP Journal peaks into the lives of inspiring people of Hawaii, artists and their products, as well as our travels.
Shoppers are able to live vicariously through our travels with our Market which brings our customers goods from around the world.
Our business model makes us unique as we support artists and vendors in selling their products online.
We provide our shoppers with a one stop shop for an island inspired, online and in store shopping experience.

THE COCONUT

We wanted our name to have meaning.  Symbolically, the coconut is a part of the fabric of the Hawaiian culture which has a deep significance to us. The coconut has qualities we aim to personify. It is useful, unique, both male and female, spiritually significant, and versatile. We nicknamed our beloved coconut, and before we knew it, Coco’s Trading Post found her name.

USEFUL

Often called the tree of life, the coconut and can produce drink, fiber, food, fuel, utensils, musical instruments and much more.

UNIQUE

Botanically, the coconut palm is not a tree since there is no bark, no branches or secondary growth. A coconut palm is a woody perennial monocotyledon with the trunk being the stem.

MALE / FEMALE

From a reproductive point of view, a seed has the “baby” plant inside, with two basic parts: the embryo root (hypocotyl) and the embryo leaves (epicotyl).

SPIRITUAL

The Hawaiians believed it pointed to the Gods above.

VERSATILE

The coconut is a fruit, a nut, a seed and water.

MYSTERIOUS

Scientists are still baffled as to where the coconut originated. They believe it is from the Old World Indian Archipelago or Polynesia.

WHAT IS OUR MISSION AT CTP? 

Coco’s Trading Post believes in giving back. We have chosen to give back by offering jobs, job training, and trade skill training to teens from troubled childhoods.  We feel there was a need to help these children build confidence by gaining trade skills and learning to earn money for themselves.
If you are interested in becoming part of our shoppe, please email info@cocostradingpost.com