MIMCO Lovers Knot Collection SS 2020


This collection was made in Kenya, with our social enterprise partners Artisan Fashion. 

82% of the artisans were women

A total of 124 artisans worked on this order, producing 1760 units. 

52% of artisans saved part of their income from the order, and used it to pay for school fees and other needs

100% Worker satisfaction was recorded

Materials Used


East African Cotton Canvas

East African Cow Leather

Cotton Waxed Cord

Glass Seed Beads

Fact File

Building capacity is a key part of our work. During this order, 100% of artisans received training, which contributed to their income generating prospects. 

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“I am a mother of four and member of Bega Kwa Bega.
I have been working with Artisan Fashion for over six years. I earn a descent income, which helps me provide for my children including paying school fees. I complement my income with other odd jobs like doing laundry but the income is nothing compared to what I earn from Mimco through Artisan Fashion and for that I am grateful.”

Nancy Njeri, 46 years old

“I am a poultry farmer and member of Sanata Women’s Group. The good thing about working on Mimco orders through Artisan Fashion is that you also get time to work on other things! I work from 9 am to 4pm then go home to look after my chickens. The income from MIMCO serves as capital for my poultry business, which has really helped me expand. I am totally thankful to Artisan Fashion and Mimco.”

Joyce Orangi, 48 years old

“I work with Bega Kwa Bega. Being a young mom living in the slums can be challenging. Working with Artisan Fashion has helped keep myself occupied with an activity that helps me earn money hence I can be able to support my young daughter as well avoiding bad company.”

Beth Nyambura, 26 years old

“I am a member of Ambassadors of Hope, and an ambitious business lady. I saved the income from Mimco through Artisan Fashion and opened a salon! It is doing well as I have also employed someone to help me when busy with Mimco jobs. Now I am saving to open a beauty shop next to my salon before the end of this year. All thanks to Mimco and Artisan Fashion”

Carol Wanjiru, 26 years old

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.