Wall banners and interactive play ethically made by empowered artisans in Kenya + Ethiopia from raw organic materials.
HOW IT BEGAN
"Imani Collective started in a small village outside of Mombasa, Kenya. Our founder, Jenny Nuccio, traveled there looking to help fund education projects for kids. As she got to know the families she realized that the children who were struggling the most came from single income homes where their mother’s did not have many job opportunities and often sold fruit for mere pennies a day. Jenny fell in love with the people and decided to move to Kenya full time to learn from and invest in the community. Through broken English and Swahili, she and the sixteen women awkwardly laughed their way into deep friendship and mutual partnership. They taught her how to cook over an open fire, how to wash her clothes, and of course, how to carry her water like a local. In return, Jenny taught them how to sew. Through creating this collective, she realized they were not just better together, they are their best together.”
IT STARTS LOCAL
We strive to be ethically-responsible and environmentally-friendly when sourcing our local, raw + organic materials. By sourcing from local markets + vendors we are investing in the local economy which is essential to overall economic development in the area.
We support the integrity of ethically sourced, artisan made goods and create opportunities for men and women to make them.