Gives Back

We proudly support a number of inspiring initiatives that empower women and encourage equality and positive relationships.

Since its launch in 2009, the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s mission has been to build a responsible fashion industry that measures its impact; They connects artisans, living in some of the most marginalised communities in the world, with the global fashion industry. As a result of those connections, artisans are given the opportunity to work on multiple projects that provide them with an income, as well as skills training and development—empowering them to create a better life for themselves and their families.

The MIMCO x Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) journey began in 2014, with our first collection launching in 2015. Our ongoing partnership, and a recent trip to Kenya, allows us to understand how design for the greatest social impact—and to ensure we maximise the positive impact each collection will have on the artisans.

Our partnership provides employment opportunities that help build and strengthen the skills of artisans and communities, which empowers them to eventually take work into their own hands.

Simone Cipriani

Simone Cipriani founded the EFI with the support of the International Trade Centre in 2009. We were inspired by Simone’s message of sustainable, ethical and artisanal manufacturing and wanted to play an active role in empowering the artisans, many of whom were women, and to spread the word of EFI’s work.

Simone's passion, commitment and resilience is at the heart of the initiative’s mission.

“Seeing complete change in the lives of people we work with is motivational and inspiring. Through work, artisans are able to take control of their lives and change them for the better. This result is priceless.”

Read our full interview
with Simone here.

Our MIMCO X EFI Collection

Our Impact

Every season, we publish the RISE report, an impact assessment tool produced by the EFI to track the positive impact of our partnership.

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