MIMCO – Tsavo Twist 21

Impact Report

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

94% of the artisans were women and 47% of artisans were under 40

A total of 370 artisans worked on this order, producing 1280 units

Material used:

Cow leather
East African cotton
Italian wax cord

4 Artisan Groups:

Artisan Fashion EPZ 
Hadithi CBO
Smart Young Mothers groupUshindi Womens Group


Skills used:

Quality control

Natural Materials Dark

Natural Materials

Community Engagement Dark

Community Engagement

Trackable Dark

Trackable Provenance

Reduced CO2 Dark

Reduced CO2

“Am a mother to 2 beautiful girls. I could describe weaving as a form of therapy. Any time I feel stressed about an issue especially money, I just pick palm leaves, start weaving and Voila! I forget about all my worries and my mood is elevated instantly. I enjoyed working with Ethical Fashion Artisan on the OND palm basket order and I pray that more work will come our way.’’

Mary Majina, 42 years old

“I have been weaving for as long as my memory can take me. Weaving is special to me because I use it to connect with my grandchildren. Every evening as we wait for dinner to get ready, my four grandchildren gather around where I am seated weaving and listen to an old folk tale. I am always grateful to Artisan Fashion for the orders. There is a story behind every basket I weave and that is what makes them special!’’

Loise Mangenga, 71 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.