Mimco – Intwine Collection 2021

Impact Report

The bags for this collection were made in Kenya, with our social enterprise partner ARTISAN FASHION

97% of the artisans were women 

A total of 599 artisans worked on this order, producing 1300 units

Material used:

Kenyan grown Sisal fibre
Goat leather
Cotton Kikoy
Imported hardware

11 Artisan Groups:

Artisan Fashion EPZ
Bega Kwa Bega
Self-help Group
Hadithi Crafts Weaving CBO – 8 Community groups


Skills used:

Sisal basket weaving
Hand screen printing

Natural Materials Dark

Natural Materials

Community Engagement Dark

Community Engagement

Trackable Dark

Trackable Provenance

“I have been working for Mkuyuni women’s weaving group, part of Hadithi CBO, for many years now. The JFM21 order benefited me by enabling me to pay school fees for my son, and helped cater for all my household expenses. I appreciate MIMCO for making it possible.’’

Elvina Shaki, 60 years old

“I have been working with Mkuyuni women’s weaving group, part of Hadithi CBO, for some years now. Weaving for the JFM 21 order benefited me because I learnt a new technique. I would like to say thank you to MIMCO”

Gladys Malemba 46 years old

Meet the Makers

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.