MIMCO Water Wings Collection


75% Women

80% of artisans paid for school fees with their income

7 community groups, 86 artisans

36% of the artisans saved their earnings, and 

7% invested in education, health, housing and 

small businesses

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“I am a mother of one. I worked on the Mimco Autumn-Winter 2016-17 order as a preparer. This order offered me an opportunity to train and to improve my skills. The income from the order assisted me to supplement my husband’s income and to gain independent economic power which afforded me respect from my husband, who now sees me as a very important partner in his life. I was happy to work on this order.”

Alice Achieng’ Omondi 27


“I am a mother of five. I worked on the Mimco Autumn-Winter 2016-17 order as an embroiderer at Artisan.Fashion. I received good income which I used to pay rent and school fees and afford food and other household utilities. The Mimco Autumn-Winter 2016-17 order was quite easy for me which made me enjoy my work throughout the order.”

Asumpta Kanini 32


“I am a married mother of ten. I worked on the Mimco Autumn- Winter 2016-17 order as a beader. Being a mother of many children I worked hard in order to earn more money to meet nutritional needs as well as the education of my children. The order was a bit challenging especially the measurement and finishing of the crown crane. I got on-the-job training which enabled me to perform on the order.”

Eunice Mpeti 38

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.