2016 was an amazing 3rd full year for Cykochik as a company (13th year as brand)!
We packed in a lot in 2016 so we have so much to look back on and to be grateful for.
Everything that we did was made possible by YOUR support - our fans and partners from around the world, because we are an independent community-centered brand, driven by our vision and mission. The positive impacts that we've made on the lives of people, animals, and the environment are also YOURS, so we thank you for your compassionate and conscientious support in helping to make this world a better place for all living beings through your fashion choices!
We started the year with our 2016 VegFest Tour from coast to coast as a vendor and participated in a record 15 pop up shops and events. We got to meet so many fellow "Animal Lovers"!
- Los Angeles, CA - VegFest
- Golden, CO - VegFest
- Austin, TX - Texas VegFest
- Dallas, TX - Texas Veggie Fair
- Washington DC - Compassion Over Killing's VegFest
Our Founder/President, Nikki Duong Koenig, spoke about the importance of wearing ethical vegan fashion at the Texas VegFest, the National Animal Rights Day ceremony in Dallas, Texas Veggie Fair, Ignite DFW, TEDxSMUWomen, and on the CBS Plugged in to DFW show.
2016 also brought Nikki Duong Koenig/Cykochik back as a Presenting Designer for the third time at ATG's 8th Annual Fashion for a Passion fundraising event in Dallas, TX. This year, we partnered with a fellow vegan Dallas apparel designer to educate attendees about ethical vegan fashion and how fabulous it can be on the catwalk!
In March, we partnered with our 5th Cause Partner, The Humane League, and launched our exclusive Cykochik X The Humane League Cause Collection of vegan handbags -which we donate 10% of proceeds to support THL's work to save farm animals.
Our proudest accomplishment of 2016 was being able to give $3,000 in cash and products to our Cause Partners and additional non-profit organizations to support their work. Our goal is to double that amount in 2017!
Lastly, we want to thank the following media outlets for supporting Cykochik and sharing our story in 2016.
- CBS TXA 21 "Plugged In To DFW"
- A&E FYI "Plant-Based by Nafsika"
- ABC WFAA 8 "Good Morning Texas"
- La Fashionista Compassionista
- THRIVE Magazine