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Artisan Fashion is a social enterprise connecting Africa’s artisans to esteemed luxury brands all over the world.

With Artisan Fashion, our clients have the opportunity to improve, trace and report on the lives of those involved in their production.

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We engage over 1,000 artisans to create and produce beautiful accessories for some of the most successful fashion houses around the world.

Olonana Women Group


A group of women who first came together to address the plight of young girls who were dropping out of school for lack of sanitary towels. Their traditional skill is beadwork where they make a variety of Jewellery, clothing and furnishings.

Oldanyatti Self-Help Group


A group of women living in the poor rural area of Oldanyatti. It is mainly composed of Maasai women who produce beaded articles for sale.

Sanata


A self-help group consisting of forty women that was formed as a result of the post-election violence in 2008. Their objective was to improve their livelihood and to develop their skills. Along with beadwork, screen printing and shoemaking they are also avid farmers and crop producers. Due to their success as a certified self-help group they are able to support local orphanages. Ethical Fashion has supported this group since its first order in Kenya.

Rangau Designers


Skilled brass casters based in Kitengela, organised under the leadership of an entrepreneurial married couple. He employs a team of 9 men each who have unique skills and knowledge on brass casting.

Bega Kwa Bega Self-Help Group


A group consisting of a majority of single mothers based in Korogocho, who came together to discuss and share their problems and how to approach and resolve them.

They have a wide variety of skills which include weaving, screen printing and beading which is their main source of income.

Satubo Self-Help Group


Satubo is an acronym of Samburu, Turkana and Borana ethnic communities. The group is a pastoralist community which began working with EFI after a drought decimated all their livestock.

The O's Group


The group offers apprenticeship to school dropouts and youth from poor backgrounds. They are currently in negotiation with the Kenyan Ministry of Education–who are interested in teaching the brass casting skill to more young people in Kenya.

Ambassadors of Hope


Ambassadors of Hope Self Help Women Group was established in 2009 and registered in 2011 with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. The group comprises of mainly single women i.e. widows and single mothers hailing from Waithaka slums in the outskirts of Nairobi. Some of them are refugees from Rwanda, Congo and Burundi hosted by the American Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Some members are persons with disabilities. The group comprises of 25 members which have skills in crochet and tailoring, beading, and ironing.

Mahali Pa Watoto Self-Help Group


A group of 15 women based in Nairobi, Kenya, a majority who are single mothers. They came together because their children all attend or attended the local school. Along with beading and farming they also sew all the children’s uniforms.

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