We are researchers, designers, prototyping geeks, compliance assurers, production managers, and content creators. We are passionate about growth and continue to invest in in-house capacity and infrastructure to deliver projects with excellence.
Not only that. We are also a trusted partner to a network of Kenyan makers and materials producers; trust hard-earned over years of following through and completing projects together.
Our R&D facility in Nairobi has the tools, skills, and cultural and contextual know-how to realize your product concepts. Need new ideas? We have those too.
Our Kenya and Milan-trained designers are at your service, rethinking heritage craft techniques and materials for application to your projects.
Production & Sourcing
From sampling to a full run, we manage production for materials and finished products for you - even in the most remote rural areas - ensuring adherence to global standards.
We take the hassle out of sourcing ethically-made products for your gifting initiatives, and customize them to fit your brand and target audiences.
We provide high-quality data and insights to get your project started, differentiated, and serviced all the way through completion.
We capture the human stories, provenance, and technical details of materials and artisanal techniques, to take your audiences behind the scenes.
Weaving tradition into modernity
Client: Heritage retail brand
Services: R&D, New product development, Production management, Quality control
Conscious corporate gifting
Services: Sourcing, Production management, Quality control
Developing a family of high-end packaging solutions made with sustainable local materials
Services: R&D, Design, Materials sourcing, Prototyping, Quality control, and Production management, content-creation
Elevating a heritage textile for wildlife conservation
Services: Development, Compliance testing (EU REACH), Quality control, Production management
Applying the "trash-to-treasure" philosophy to high-end- design
Services: Research, development, and Sample production
Assessing local production compliance for a global brand
Services: Compliance assessment
Upgrading a brand's capacity in leather goods production
Services: Capacity assessment, Training, Design, Sourcing, Content-creation
Forging a modern visual identity from centuries-old heritage
Services: Creative and heritage research, Identity design