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Meet the Brand

Soko

Soko is an ode to women everywhere to look beautiful and create powerfully. Female-led to connect Kenyan artisans with consumers, Soko is paving the way towards higher beauty standards. Every piece is designed in a rhythm of classic shapes to create the most iconic statement pieces. Every necklace, earrings, and bracelet bought will help reduce inequality and build a healthier, stronger community for Kenyan artisans.

VETTED BY THE VERTICALE

/ 11.11.20

Brand

Soko

IMPACT

On a mission to create Kenyan-crafted statement pieces.

VERTICALE VALUES

  • Ethical Production

    Soko is a Certified B Corp. All their products are handcrafted by Kenyans and then sold through Soko’s virtual factory. To assure that artisans don’t solely rely on Soko, only 50% or less of an artisan’s total capacity will be sold by Soko.

  • For Women By Women

    Gwendolyn & Ella & Catherine created Soko as an ode to women everywhere. Standing up to the status quo, Soko is motivated to create a better future for the women of Kenya.

  • Reducing Waste

    Soko makes the most out of their materials: (90%) recycled brass, recycled water during the silver’s electroplating process, local Mount Kenya clay for kazuri, horn and bone reclaimed from the food industry, and wood pieces taken from unused sources.

  • Local Craftsmanship

    Soko connects artisans in Kenya to their global online market, allowing artisans to expand beyond their micro-economies and build their own workshops (making 5x more than they could alone).

FOUNDED

2011

FOUNDER

Gwendolyn Floyd, Catherine Mahugu & Ella Peinovich,

HEADQUARTERS

San Francisco, CA

INSTAGRAM

@shopsoko

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified B Corp

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    Karamu Horn Hoop Earrings

    SOKO
    $88.00

    Make the Statement This one-of-a-kind hoop is plated in 24k gold and features ethically-sourced horn discs, so each set is entirely unique with v...

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    Dash Hinge Wrap Choker Necklace

    SOKO
    $148.00

    Choke-Her with Elegance Who doesn’t love a good choker? This necklace has a delicate open-ended silhouette that tapers off to a gradient shape...

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    Jani Threader Earrings

    SOKO
    $78.00

    On the Wind These earrings take on the organic shape and smoothness of a leaf– well, a 24k leaf– for a playful everyday look.

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    Jani Bangle Bracelet

    SOKO
    $128.00

    Open-Ended Remember the clinking of bangle bracelets? Well, take all the best of the 80s bangles without any of the bang. A natural shape that...

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