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Since 2009, the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s (EFI) mission has been to build a more responsible fashion industry. EFI connects artisans, living in marginalised communities around the world, with the global fashion industry. As a result, artisans are given the opportunity to work on projects that provide them with an ongoing source of income, as well as learn skills that are transferable to their domestic market. Most of the artisans working with EFI are women.

The MIMCO x EFI journey began in 2014, with our first collection launching in 2015. Ongoing collaboration and communication with our partners in Kenya allows us to design collections for the greatest social impact. All MIMCO x EFI pieces are thoughtfully designed to positively impact as many artisans as possible. Our partnership provides employment opportunities that help build and strengthen the skills of artisans and communities.

Over the past five years, the MIMCO x EFI collections have employed over 1000 women artisans.

The Lovers Knot Collection

“I am thankful for the opportunity to work with Artisan Fashion because it has helped me become an independent young lady through earning income from beadwork”

– Grace Sayiore, 22 years old

For every MIMCO x EFI collection, a Social Impact Report is produced in order to track the impact, offering insight into how the artists benefited from the order.

Discover all MIMCO x EFI Social Impact Reports here

“I am thankful for the opportunity to work with Artisan Fashion because it has helped me become an independent young lady through earning income from beadwork”

– Grace Sayiore, 22 years old

For every MIMCO x EFI collection, a Social Impact Report is produced in order to track the impact, offering insight into how the artists benefited from the order.

Discover all MIMCO x EFI Social Impact Reports here

Simone Capriani

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. 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.
– Simone Cipriani

Read our full interview with Simone here.

Simone Capriani

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. 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.
– Simone Cipriani

Read our full interview with Simone here.

Watch our previous EFI films

Watch our previous EFI films

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