“Be a Pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside”
These beautifully hand crafted earrings are designed and made by local artisans in Kibera, Nairobi.
Made from high quality brass and refined cow bone.
They are bright, bold and easy to wear and are available in hot pink, white and brown.
The packaging and operations are eco-friendly, making it an environmentally responsible enterprise.
Kipato Unbranded is a social enterprise that collaborates with local artists, promoting their talents and skills and giving them access to markets. They create jewellery that is inspired by everyday people and for everyday people. The pieces are made from local materials that include brass and beads.
The name Kipato Unbranded conveys their mission to empower local artists, and ensure the artists receive fair wages for the jewellery they create.
'Kipato' is the Kiswahili word for income. This underscores the social justice core of the enterprise. We ensure that our artists to are empowered by their work and receive fair wages for their creativity. Why 'Unbranded?' Because it is not for the brand itself but for the people who create it. Kipato Unbranded believe that beautiful jewellery should not be out of reach for everyday people and therefore are striving to create an enterprise that is accessible and approachable. The brand is adaptable, simple, and ethically responsible.
Images taken by Foxstar Photography.