80% of artisans paid for school fees with their income
4 Community groups, 100% worker satisfaction
47% of the artisans saved their earnings, and 20% invested in education, health, housing and small businesses
Brass metals extracted from broken taps and padlocks
East African cotton canvas
The baskets were woven in the evening as the cooler temperatures create a tighter weave and a stronger structure.
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“I am a mother of five. I worked on the Karen Walker Autumn- Winter 2016/17 order as an embroiderer at the Artisan.Fashion. I received good income which I used to pay rent, school fees, food and other household utilities.”
Asumpta Kanini, 32
“I am married with five dependants. I worked on the Karen Walker Autumn-Winter2016/17 order making horn zips. The order was so exciting and easy as I am used to more complex horn work. I received good income which I used to pay the third term of school fees for all of my children.”
Edward Macharia, 28
“I am a mother of two. I worked on the pompom during the Karen Walker Autumn-Winter 2016/17 order. During the order my child was sick, so I used to report late for work. Even with the sickness of my child I still earned good income from the order which I used to pay medical bills and to offer healthy nutrition to my family. I was happy to have work.”
Eunice Achien’g, 24