An ethical approach
SOKO Kenya is an ethical clothing manufacturer in Kenya that has spent the past 14 years scaling an organisation that puts people, communities and life at the heart of everything we do.
We have always believed in equality and quality of life for all, and that with these values at our core, we can produce quality garments which improve the quality of life for employees and customers alike.
SOKO Kenya is a people first company that invests in the skills of our team and ensures that we are a living wage employer. Our price structures ensure that we fairly remunerate our employees so they and their families can thrive. We also engage with partners to bring education, skills and female empowerment to the wider community via our Community Trust and Kujuwa Initiative.
Through solar panels, rainwater collection and waste up-cycling, SOKO Kenya is a sustainable clothing factory in Kenya which enhances life, adds value to customers and minimises our environmental footprint.
So how do we work?
There are two key parts to SOKO Kenya:
SOKO Factory — the commercial arm, partnering with designers and fashion brands across the globe to deliver a more sustainable future. Prioritising ethical clothing production practices.
SOKO Community Trust — strives to develop and enhance the social, environmental and economic skills of local communities through a variety of workshops and training. The Community Trust also runs the Stitching Academy and our female sexual health programme, the Kujuwa Initiative, working to reduce period poverty in Kenya.
Who do we work with?
We work with fashion brands and retailers from around the world, bringing their vision of high-quality beautiful garments to life. Some of these clients also support our Community Trust work and some of our Community Trust supporters and funders just appreciate what we do. If you are interested in partnering with us, we’d love to speak with you.
A better future.
The world is changing for the better and our clothing manufacturing and community work directly supports the aspirations set out in UN’s sustainable development goals around education, empowering women, period poverty alleviation, creating job opportunities and managing waste.
But, our vision and work doesn’t end there, SOKO Kenya also runs the Kujuwa Initiative, a social enterprise tackling fundamental misunderstanding and issues around women’s health and period poverty in Kenya.