The hands of a Maasai artisan working on beadwork © Louis Nderi & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative


Mifuko is a Finnish design company founded by Mari Martikainen and Minna Impiö that works along a Helsinki-Nairobi axis. The designs are created by Finnish artists, but are made in and inspired by Kenya. Every Mifuko product is designed using traditional craftsmanship and available materials. The Ethical Fashion Initiative works with Mifuko since 2011 to produce slick, unisex backpacks and other fashion accessories.