A GLIMPSE INSIDE KENYA
- The official motto of Kenya is Harambee, which means "Let's all pull together" in Swahili. This motto highlights the importance of community and collaboration in Kenyan culture.
- Kenya is home to over 40 ethnic groups and 60 languages. This diversity is reflected in the country's vibrant culture, but has also been a source of conflict.
- Jomo Kenyatta became Kenya's first president in 1963 following British colonial rule. He remains an icon in the 20th century struggle for African liberation.
- Population growth, a 40% unemployment rate and food insecurity have trapped many Kenyans in poverty. Resources are especially scarce for rural dwellers and people with disabilities.
WHAT WE LOVE
When we learned about the rich history of craftsmanship in Kenya, we couldn't wait to partner with Kenyan Artisans to create new pieces for our line. Kenya has long been known for its exquisite artistry featuring metalwork, cow horn carving and intricate beadwork. The Kenyan city of Mombasa is home to a thriving port on the Indian Ocean, which makes it a hub for high quality materials from across Africa and around the world. With so many great materials to explore and dream with, our design team jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with Kenyan artisan businesses for some special new pieces.