"Soko was born out of a love of design, a combination of global perspectives, the desire to connect and empower entrepreneurs via the use of the technology around us, and a belief that women can change the world.“
Gwendolyn Floyd, Catherine Mahugu, and Ella Peinovich
Soko is a 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 key to lasting impact and change. They continue to work towards reducing inequality and poverty, building a healthier environment, stronger communities through the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
75 full-time employees & 2300 artisans
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
MATERIALS: Recycled brass jewelry
TECHNIQUE: Soko jewellery pieces are all 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.
Gwendolyn Floyd, Co-founder
“Soko is all about the empowered woman at work, from the artisans that create Soko jewellery 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 jewellery design!“
we work with
more than 2300 artisans
in 282 workshops across Kenya to the international market.