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 founders here at Cocoa Made. We started Cocoa Made in 2016 out of our home studio in Oakland, California with not much but a dream of creating something meaningful. Our vision would eventually lead us here, where we we hand-craft home decor. Using a modern-minimalist approach, we create beautiful pieces out of cement. It's one of our favorite textiles, due to its versatility and brutalist vibe. Our concrete home accents are chic and add an element of calm to your home.
Cocoa Made 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!
Underneath it all
When we first envisioned Cocoa Made in 2016, we knew we wanted our products to be synonymous with acts of self-care. Over the years our business has morphed and evolved into what it is today, but one thing that will forever remain the same is our ideology of prioritizing self-care.
Made by melanated hands
Support Small Business
The meaning behind the name Cocoa Made is; made by brown, or cocoa hands. 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!