Our scarfs are handmade from Kikoy, which is a traditional woven cloth that was originally worn by the Arab traders in Kenya’s coastal region. Over the years Swahili fisherman integrated the Kikoy fabric as part of their traditional dress because of its cooling and comfortable nature in tropical climates. The scarfs are hand-beaded with Masai beads. The Kikoys used are made of 100% regional cotton. Guaranteed Fair Trade-WFTO certified production!
By producing locally, we do not only want to create employment but also aim to be a fair employer. We are therefore a member of the World Fair Trade Association WFTO and therefore adhere to the 10 fair trade principles: Opportunities for disadvantages producers, Transparency & Accountability, Fair Trade practices, Fair Payment, No Child and Forced Labour, No Discrimination, Good Working Conditions, Capacity Building, Promote fair Trade and Respect for the Environment. If you want to learn more about the World Fair Trade Standards please visit WFTO website We are proud that some of our employees have been with us since the company was founded thirty years ago.