In Swahili, mifuko means pocket, and we ensure no one is left with empty pockets. For the artisans in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tansania and Ghana it means fair pay, empowerment and less dependence on unpredictable farming as a source of income. We are guided by our core values in everything we do: unique, joyful and socially responsible. With timeless design and high-quality materials, we want our products to bring joy for a long time and at the end of their lifecycle they can be recycled in an environmentally friendly. Just as every one of our artisans is unique so are the products he or she makes.
Learn more about Mifuko, who we are and how we do business in a way that everyone wins.
Mifuko was founded in 2009 by two Finnish designers. From the beginning, they were inspired to combine modern design with traditional Kenyan handcraft and fair trade!
To shed light to the stories of the people behind the products, each Mifuko product carries the name of the artisan who made it. Get to know our artisans in Kenya.
Our blogs tell about the things that matter to us raising topics that we find important, such as sustainable fashion and home décor, empowerment of women in developing countries and the fight against climate change.
Collaboration gives us opportunities to extend our reach and impact through the skills and resources of others, while also providing new outlets for our own creativity.
We in Mifuko believe that slow consumption, fair trade, and handmade products are essential for building a happier future for us all.
Mifuko is a proud member of World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), the highly regarded global community of social enterprises that practice Fair Trade.
We are proud to call ourselves supporters of radical sustainability that advocates and supports autonomous development, indigenous movements, women’s rights, social justice and green practices.
Mifuko is determined to be a part of building a better, sustainable future. Read our latest sustainability report to learn about the impact of our business from social, financial, and environmental aspects.
Mifuko Trust was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organization to improve the welfare of the artisan’s communities and fight against poverty. Trust has launched different types of projects, all initiated by the locals, such as purchasing sun energy lamps and rainwater tanks.