Soko is a female-lead brand that connects Kenyan artisans with consumers. Through the use of mobile technology, Soko has worked hard to use their business for good and pave the way for higher standards in the jewelry industry. Soko jewelry will help you express yourself with a combination of classic shapes and statement pieces. When you buy a piece of jewelry from Soko, know that you're helping to reduce inequality and build a healthier, stronger community for Kenyan artisans.
Verticale Value Set:
Ethical Production: All pieces are handcrafted and sold through Soko's virtual factory. In order to prevent sole reliance on Soko, Soko only will sell 50% or less of an artisan's total capacity.
Women's Empowerment: Soko is inspired by strong women who stand up to the status quo. Soko, and the women they work with, are motivated to create a better future for the women of Kenya.
Responsible Materials: Soko uses brass, 90% of which is recycled, to give new life to materials found at local vendors. The water used during the electroplating process of silver can be reused and Kazuri is made from clay that is dug from Mount Kenya. Soko's horn and bone is ethically reclaimed as a byproduct from the food industry and wood parts in their pieces are found from unused wood from a Nairobi-based partner.
Local Craftsmanship: All pieces are created by artisans in Kenya, who are connected to their global online market. With the global access Soko provides, artisans are able to expand beyond micro-economies and build their own workshops, allowing them to earn 5x more than the average artisan workshop.