SOKO is an artisan-crafted jewelry brand that is pioneering ethical fast fashion, connecting local jewelry artisans in Nairobi to global retailers. Launching in 2012, SOKO created a mobile marketplace for artisans that supports a demand-responsive virtual factory. Through these efforts, artisan income has increased five times and SOKO is able to fill large wholesale orders for major retailers.
Nairobi, Kenya and San Francisco, Calif.
Apparel/Footwear/Accessories, Retail, Wholesale/Distribution
2 (SOKO and Sasa)
2 (U.S. and Kenya)
“We wanted a system we could trust so we could focus on growth, instead of constantly trying to keep the boat afloat.” Mirelle Guy, Sales Operations Manager, SOKO