Saturday, September 25, 2021

Ethical Label Soko Launches New Schools in Ghana with the Help of Kenyan Artisans

While Team SPICE are busy thinking about the power of ‘Fashion’ this month, ethical jewellery label Soko are wielding it for a great cause and are teaming up with Pencils of Promise (PoP – an organisation specialising in building new schools in developing countries) to create a collection to help improve educational opportunities for children in Ghana.

With the label founded by Kenyan Catherine Mahugu and including the work of local artisans in Kenya, the upcoming range is made up of a 10-piece line for men and women, created from natural and recycled brass, and including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and a pocket clip.

Pieces from a recent Soko collection
Pieces from a recent Soko collection

not yet launched, prices of pieces will start at $15, with Soko pledging to donate 20% of net sales to PoP for the building of the new “Soko Schools” in Ghana, and the Kenyan artisans receiving an average of 30% of the profits from each piece.

Soko's artisans at work in Kibera - a slum village in Nairobi
Soko’s artisans at work in Kibera – a slum village in Nairobi

PoP has so far built over 300 schools, giving education to over 30,000 students throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana, and with this new venture set to further improve the education of children in Ghana, we at SPICE can’t wait till Soko’s new collection launches online here on October 15th.

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Image source: @Shopsoko

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