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Meet Kennedy

Meet Kennedy. Kennedy is a designer in our Kenyan group of artisans. Like all of our Kenyan artisan partners, Kennedy lives in Kibera slums. He is quiet and patient and works hard. Kennedy said he likes working with this group because he fully trusts them and they are helpful. When we visited this year, Kennedy proudly showed us some chickens and birds he had saved up for and purchased for further income. Here he is outside his home (on the right of the photo is the wall to his home) with some of his birds.  When we asked Kennedy to describe himself he answered he is a “humble person who loves God”. We asked what his hopes and dreams were...

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Meet the Artisans

This past week has been what is known as "Fashion Revolution Week".  This year it started on April 24 - four years to the date that the Bangladesh factory collapse happened. Over 1,000 people died that day in the name of fashion. Making inexpensive clothing in horrific conditions. That day was a wake up call to the need for slow fashion. Ethical fashion. And transparency.  Over this past week, people were encouraged to ask "Who made my.... clothes/ bags/ jewelry/ accessories/ etc...." It can be easy to forget that there is a person on the other end of our purchases. And so, for the past week we have highlighted some of our artisan partners. Since not everyone is able to...

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