“Handmade, ethical goods at accessible prices.”shopsoko.com
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Soko is a virtual jewelry “factory” that brings together the contemporary designs of over 2,500 marginalized artisans who would otherwise lack access to an international marketplace.
Self-described pioneers of ethical fast fashion, the brand works directly with aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to give them exposure to new customers, as well as educating them on global trends and product quality. They ensure that the makers of the earrings, bangles, necklaces and rings sold on their site retain 25-35% of the revenues, as opposed to the industry standard of 2-3%. Soko also encourages the use of natural and renewable resources in their collections, such as recycled brass and reclaimed cow bones.
They have ongoing partnerships with the United Nations Trust Fund and The Adventure Project where a portion of profits from limited-edition collections go to support ending violence against women and farmers in Kenya respectively.