Our Story

COCOLILI is the brainchild of Furaha Bishota, a US born citizen of Tanzanian and Kenyan heritage.  COCOLILI was born from a desire to find a brand that reflected her African identity. Furaha has a distinguished career in the world of accounting and development banking but with a long held love of fashion she saw a gap to offer a premium fashion brand that showcased her African heritage whilst seamlessly fitting key fashion silhouettes into the wardrobes of women who are not afraid to wear color.

COCOLILI seeks to narrate the African story through its reimagined bold and colorful prints.  The collections are designed with consideration of a woman's shape and lifestyle in high quality materials, making them inviting for a global audience. Our aim is for each piece to offer versatility and to become an instant staple for the confident, stylish, empowered women of today.


Bold | Sophisticated | Timeless