What We Believe...
More than esthetically pleasing home decor, Cocoa Made is founded on encouraging daily acts of self-care and maintaining mental well-being. We believe that taking care of ourselves is how we can better take care of others.
Meet the Owners
We are Zo & Vee Bell, husband and wife, and the founders here at Cocoa Made. We started Cocoa Made in 2016 out of our small home studio in Oakland, California. Together, we hand-create all that you see here, with the exception of some of our merch. We take a modern-minimalist approach, using neutral tones and textures to create beautiful pieces intended to add an element of calm to your home.
The meaning behind the name Cocoa Made is; made by brown, or cocoa hands. It started out as a creative outlet for me (Vee), while traversing my chronic pain illness. I found making things with my hands to be very therapeutic, both mentally and physically.
My illness taught me the importance of prioritizing mental-wellness, this is why you will notice the pieces of our collection can be used for 'me time' moments like: burning incense and candles, organizing and displaying your favorite things, and to beautify your space.
With the help of my husband, I've been able to realize my dream of Cocoa Made, and share my journey and creativity with you. I wouldn't have been able to do this without him, and I wouldn't be able to continue without you. So, thank you for being part of our story, and for supporting our business. We can't wait to see our pieces in your homes, so don't forget to tag us on social media in your pics!
From humble beginnings
When we first envisioned Cocoa Made, we knew we wanted to create products that could be used in one's daily acts of self-care. With that in mind, we started by making bath bombs and other body care products. As our lives evolved, so did the business. Although our products have changed, our ideology of prioritizing mental-wellness and self care has always remained the same!
How it started
How it's going
Made by melanated hands
Support Small Business
Thank you for supporting our efforts as a small, minority owned business. We're grateful to be in this space and to be able to share what we love with you. Can't wait to see where this journey takes us!