Karen Walker Babou Collection


86% Women

98% of artisans received training and learnt new skills.

10 Community groups, 100% worker satisfaction 

40% of the artisans saved their earnings, and 

29% invested in education, health, housing and 

small businesses

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“I am a single mother of four. Before the Karen Walker Autumn-Winter 2017 order I did not have work. I was relying on casual labour, mainly doing laundry for my neighbours who paid very little. I was happy to work on the order as it gave me back my dignity.”

Naomi Njeri, 36 years old


“I recently graduated from University with a bachelor’s degree in financial management. I left my profession for artisanal work as it pays me better. In addition to good income I received The Karen Walker Autumn-Winter 2017 order gave me the opportunity to improve my skills especially working at the furnace.”

Erick Odhiambo, 31 years old


“I am a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I moved here with my family after fleeing the civil war in our country. As a refugee life is really difficult, no one offers us a job opportunity and it’s difficult to meet people. I enjoyed working on the Karen Walker Autumn-Winter 2017 order as it gave me the opportunity to interact with the local community.”

Ladus Kaluta, 20 years’ old

People first. Fair supply chain. Living wages. Dignified working conditions.

We carry out a Social Impact Report for every collection made in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative. 

Social workers are embedded in the communities in which we work, and closely monitor the implementation of our code of conduct. 

Extensive data is collected to carefully measure the impact of each order, to ensure that the work is positively impacting the lives of the artisans and that our projects are working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.