Our range of beautiful Noemi totes made in Nairobi, Kenya are produced with the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative.
The Initiative connects some of the world’s most marginalised people with the top of fashion’s value chain, for mutual benefit. It enables communities of artisans and small manufacturers — the majority of them women — to thrive in association with the fashion industry. This develops local creativity, fosters predominantly female employment and empowerment, reduces poverty, and promotes gender equality. Thousands of people who live in conditions of extreme poverty have gained employment through the Initiative thus far.
Being part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative is something Stella McCartney passionately supports, “To have the work in Kenya is important — not only to support women and give them a much-needed income, but also to encourage this line of industry for small communities.”Find out more