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EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE

Mifuko's wonderful baskets help you organise your home and to find the right place for everything from small toys to pillows.

100 % HANDMADE

We believe that a happier future is made by hand.

FAIR TRADE

We have committed to putting people and planet first in everything we do. 

LOVELY ORNAMENTS

Mifuko's ornaments have been handcarved from fallen jacaranda tree branches.

LIMITED EDITION SCARVES

Skafu silk-cotton scarves have been handwoven in Ethiopia in a Fair Trade workshop.

MIFUKO STORIES

Learn more about our work in Kenya.

Mifuko is a proud member of World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), the highly regarded global community of social enterprises that practice Fair Trade. WFTO members must demonstrate they put people and the planet first, adhering to the WFTO Fair Trade Principles.

The WFTO Guarantee System (GS) combines Fair Trade and social enterprise verification into one. It is built to verify that an enterprise is mission-led, focused on the interests of its producers, and this is in the structure, systems and practices of the enterprise. It was created by experts and pioneers from the Fair Trade movement so as to be credible, clear, and affordable. In contrast to commodity certifiers, the WFTO Guarantee System assesses the entirety of a business, not just a specific product, ingredient or supply chain. It includes an assessment of the enterprise’s structure and business model, its operations and its supply chains. (wfto.com).

To us, fair trade means that we have committed to putting people and the planet first in everything we do. To comply with the fair trade principles, we take a broad approach to sustainability in our business and address all aspects: social, economic and environmental impact. Compliance with WFTO's Fair Trade Standard is assessed by various means, including detailed self-assessment reports, peer visits, and monitoring audits. Demonstrating compliance earns Fair Trade Enterprises the designation "Guaranteed Fair Trade".

To further support the social mission of Mifuko in the rural region of eastern Kenya, we established Mifuko Trust, an independent non-profit organisation that supports social advancement in sub-Saharan Africa. Click the images to learn more about our sustainability, fair trade principles, and our non-profit organisation Mifuko Trust.

WFTO's 10 principles

Learn more about the ten Fair Trade principles that each WFTO member organisation must follow.

Sustainability

Read more about what it means to be radically sustainable. You can also find a link to our latest sustainability report.

Mifuko Trust

Mifuko Trust was founded to tackle poverty and increase the well-being of our artisans.

Launched in January 2021, the WASH and Grow! project has made consistent progress on ecological sanitation, strengthened local civil society by supporting the establishment of Mifuko Women Development CBO, a women artisans' own grassroots level organisation, and established effective cooperation with local government.
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French luxury fashion house Chloé andMifuko collaboration began in 2021in the midst of the pandemic. Since then,Mifuko's artisans have been weaving baskets for Chloé, to whichChloé adds their own design elements to create a co-branded collection.
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Francis Ogonga and Mifuko have been working together since 2009. Gololi Crafts, a social enterprise, produces a variety of handicrafts from local eco-friendly materials, employing disadvantaged women and widows. The ceramic stars in our collection are made by Gololi Crafts.
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