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Combine artisan creativity, production capability and social impact

Artisan Fashion is the first social enterprise created by the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa.

We specialise in the production of: jewellery, homeware, bags and accessories.

Our mission is to connect Africa’s artisans to esteemed luxury brands all over the world. We give our clients and their customers the opportunity to improve, trace and report on the lives of those involved in the their production.

Social supply chain

98 community groups and women’s cooperatives throughout Africa

Africa is the new frontier for sustainable fashion.

In 2021, we entered a Public Private Partnership with the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative and a collaboration with La Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana for the co-creation of an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Due Diligence SystemArtisan Fashion is the first producer in Africa to adopt this ESG Due Diligence System. By working with us, brands are welcomed into the Public Private Partnership whereby they have the opportunity to be a part of sustainability conversations for the future.

We are involved in several projects across the continent and, with the launch of our circular brand, Converte World, we are furthering our ESG commitment and the attainment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Community capacity building

Circular fashion

Accelerator mentorship