MIMCO – Tsavo Collection 21

Impact Report

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

88% of the artisans were women 

A total of 366 artisans worked on this order, producing 1280 units

Material used:

Cow leather
East African cotton Kikoy
East African cotton Kitenge
Italian wax cord

2 Artisan Groups:

Artisan Fashion EPZ Ltd
Hadithi CBO

Skills used:

Quality control

Natural Materials Dark

Natural Materials

Community Engagement Dark

Community Engagement

Trackable Dark

Trackable Provenance

“My mother taught me how to weave baskets from a tender age and that has been my source of income over the years. Working with Artisan Fashion has enabled me to have a steady source of income over the few months which has helped me to pay school fees for my three grandchildren. My wish is that the orders increase and become consistent so that myself and other women can continue to benefit.’’

Margaret Mwadilo, 79 years old

“Working with Artisan Fashion has helped me to earn money that I use to fulfil my family’s basic needs and live comfortably. With the money for this order, I have been able to add to some savings I have been doing over the years and I just bought myself a water tank. Now, I do not have to travel long distances looking for water. Besides this, I have been able to learn new weaving skills and styles.’’

Feni Mongo, 54 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.