Kenya

This is What 105 Tons of Ivory Going Up in Flames Looks Like

Photos by Ben Curtis for Associated Press Kenya just made a statement on illegal poaching that the world won’t soon forget. At a ceremony in Nairobi National Park on Saturday,…

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Wildlife Works Becomes Africa's First Carbon-Neutral, Fair-Trade Factory

FASHION FOR CONSERVATION But Wildlife Works is more than a purveyor of clothing. Its REDD+ initiative uses the sale of carbon-offset credits to safeguard more than 500,000 acres of…

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Kahoko Brings Fair-Trade, Handmade Kenyan Textiles Into the Home

Photos by Luke Casey Eco-textile brand Kahoko offers beautiful woven textiles with a conscience, all of which use renewable natural fibers. The team brings sustainable knitted fabrics…

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Anthropologie's "Legend & Song" Line Spotlights East African Artisans

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FEED Projects Previews Luxury "Heritage" Collection at NY Fashion Week

FEED Projects is going heritage with a new collection of leather bags. Unveiled by the brand’s founder, Lauren Bush Lauren, at the Explorers Club in Manhattan at New York Fashion…

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Kondakis's Upcycled-Parachute Fashions Help Educate Maasai Girls

REDESIGN “Education is one of the strongest tools one can have in order to create their own future but the girls are being under prioritized in the Maasai community,”…

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Karen Walker Casts Kenyan Artisans in New Ethical Eyewear Campaign

Florence, artist. I SEE YOU But Walker kicked it up a notch, turning the camera on the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, and metal workers involved in the collection,…

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Nordstrom Debuts "Me to We" Line of Kenyan-Made Artisan Accessories

FROM ME TO WE “We currently employ more than 600 artisan mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We, in a…

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Suno, Shantell Martin's Ethically Made T-Shirt, Dress Benefit Arts Education

The New York based design label Suno, and british-born artist Shantell Martin have recently teamed up to design a limited-edition T-shirt and dress in efforts to raise money for their…

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Help Raven + Lily Partner With Maasai Artisans, End Female Genital Mutilation

Each collection offered by Raven + Lily strives to be fair trade, eco- friendly, and a means through which women around the world can lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty,…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2012 (Vote for the Coolest!)

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One Colour: An Australian Fashion Label That Promotes Social Change

Women’s clothing line One Colour seeks to support social justice through ethical fashion. A collaboration between Australian and Kenyan designers, their newest line, Peripheral…

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PackH2O: A Collapsible Backpack for Transporting Water in the Third World

WATER-BEARERS Greif claims that WaterWear is the world’s first purposed-designed water-transport product that is economically viable for both developing economies and… …

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Puma Launches Fair-Trade, African-Made "Wilderness" Apparel Collection

INTO AFRICA Besides creating jobs and supporting development in various parts of the continent, Puma’s Wilderness line also leverages the company’s 20 percent stake in…

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Suno's Upcycled-Fabric Sneakers Benefit Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Shout hallelujah because Suno’s getting happy again with a fresh crop of sneakers in six zesty new prints. Ethically crafted in Kenya from fabric offcuts and recycled rubber, the…

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Bora Wear: Kenya-Inspired Menswear That Benefits HIV-Positive Orphans

NATIVE SON Bora Wear’s ethos is “empowerment through apparel.” Vibrant of print and bold of color, its shirts are stitched by HIV-positive women in Embu, where…

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Oliberté Creates Jobs in Africa by Manufacturing Its Shoes on the Continent

WALKING TALL Although the business launched in 2009 with only two silhouettes and a handful of employees, it’s now a global brand that’s projected to sell between 20,000 and…

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Energy-Harvesting Chip Turns Any Shoe Into a Cellphone Charger

Photo by Shutterstock Even the rattiest sneaker can become an energy-harvesting powerhouse, thanks to an ultrathin crystal chip that converts footfalls into electricity. Developed by…

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