increases income 5x for Marginalized artisans
in the developing world
The artisan craft sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. However, it is also one of the most marginalized.
Limited to local sales, millions of talented artisans are trapped in micro economies, unable to earn enough to support their families and businesses.
Lack of exposure to fashion trends makes it difficult for artisans to produce competitive designs.
Traditional small-scale producers lack knowledge about international quality standards.
Out of reach from traditional communication tools, artisans are unable to connect with global consumer demand.
Without computers or bank accounts, artisans cannot accept payments from international customers.
Our supply chain innovation uses the smartphone to connect independent artisan entrepreneurs directly to Soko and our global customers. A small-scale artisan in Kenya can have her products sold by international department stores, independent boutiques, and online retailers.
We are redefining the aesthetics of ethical fashion; offering high quality, contemporary design paired with handmade techniques and sustainable materials