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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

Our baskets and bags are created using traditional weaving methods.

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 proud 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.

Social impact

In Swahili, mifuko means pocket, and we ensure no one is left with empty pockets.

For the artisans in Kenya it means fair pay, empowerment and less dependence on unpredictable farming as a source of income.

For Mifuko customers (that’s you!), each product is a unique piece that weaves together classic Nordic design, traditional Kenyan handcraft and the story of a strong, independent woman whose signature you will find on the label.

All Mifuko´s products are handmade in Kenya by artisans in women’s self-help groups. While workshops offer artisans a regular income, good working conditions and continuous education, the workshops enable our artisans to get the knowledge they need to improve their lives.

With this work, the women in Kenya are able to bring in extra income to supplement unpredictable and weather-dependent farming. For some, working with Mifuko has turned into their most important source of income. Daughters in rural families have been able to return to their home villages from the big city slums because of the work provided by Mifuko. Because of the income Mifuko provides, the women can buy products and services from others in their villages. This way, the whole community benefits.

Our social impact in a nutshell:

  • Mifuko provides work for over 800 artisans and thereby support for the local communities.
  • Mifuko maintains long-term relationships with women´s self-help groups and other partner workshops.
  • Mifuko products are handmade in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Ghana.
  • Mifuko´s supply chain is completely transparent.
  • Mifuko's products don't require investment from the artisans. 
  • Mifuko provides 50 % advance payments to producers on orders and the other 50 % is paid when the products are finished.
  • In the design process, Mifuko works together with the artisans taking into account their skills and capacity.

Read our sustainability report

WFTO's 10 principles of fair trade in Mifuko

We extend our social impact through non-profit Mifuko Trust