Handmade by true artisans
Following fair trade principles Mifuko has been employing women in the rural villages of Kenya since 2009. We pride ourselves on the design and creation of high quality products that are handmade by skilful Kenyan artisans.
Each basket is handmade
As each basket and bag is handmade the size and shape may vary.
Please visit the size chart pages to see measurements and pictures that illustrate the size differences: Kiondo baskets, Kiondo bucket bags, Turkana bucket bags, Kiondo tote bags, Kiondo shoulder bags.
Also vegetable tanned leather colour may vary and be different from what is shown in the product images. Please visit Materials page to see colour variation that naturally occurs due to the tanning method.
Baskets and bags are handmade by traditional methods
Our baskets and bags are created using traditional weaving methods as the knowledge of weaving passes from generation to generation. Mifuko already employs 650 women and look forward to seeing the next generation of artisans becoming part of our Mifuko family.
We have collected some of our artisans personal stories.
Locally sourced materials
All materials we use are locally sourced from local producers. We use mainly sisal, palm tree leaves, wood and leather in our collections.
We are especially proud of using recycled food grade plastic in our Kiondo basket and bag collection. Using recycled plastic with sisal creates a durable, slightly water resistant material and an interesting surface on the baskets.
We continuously look for new materials that create beautiful, long lasting high quality products.
Our products are designed to last for a long time, even tens of years.
The traditional weaving technique used in our Kiondo and Turkana collections ensures a solid foundation for a long lasting product. In addition, we carefully test all the materials to ensure they meet our quality requirements.
We embrace sustainability in our timeless designs. Our products fit into a variety of styles, interiors and settings, even outdoors.
Most of our products also have many purposes; a wooden bird can decorate your Christmas tree and later be used to decorate your bag.