Gwendolyn Floyd, Co-founder
Soko is all about the empowered woman at work, from the artisans that create Soko jewelry to the incredible women that purchase and wear the pieces. This sentiment has influenced everything in our business from the innovative artisan impact to the jewelry design!“
Ella Peinovich, Catherine Mahugu, and Gwendolyn Floyd
Soko is a women-led, people-first ethical jewelry brand and tech-powered manufacturing platform built to connect artisans in Kenya with the global market.
They use mobile technology to connect marginalized Kenyan artisans directly to the global marketplace. Unlike centralized factory production, we use technology to enable the human workforce.
Financial inclusion and economic sovereignty are the keys to lasting impact and change. They continue to work towards reducing inequality and poverty, building a healthier environment, and stronger communities through the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
TEAM: 75 full-time employees and 2300 artisans.
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya.
MATERIALS: Recycled brass jewelry.
TECHNIQUE: All Soko jewelry pieces feature recycled brass, which is either 24k gold or chrome plated as well as ethically sourced and upcycled horn and bone.
IMPACT: Many jewelers earn up to four times what they would normally earn, thanks to selling through Soko.
we work with
more than 2300 artisans
in 282 workshops across Kenya to the international market.