Karen Walker Mujer Collection


53% Women

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

Materials used

Brass metals extracted from broken taps and padlocks

East African cotton canvas

Fact File

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

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.