Ikwetta is a Kenya-based social enterprise with a mission to help artisans find sustainable work by broadening their customer base and improving manufacturing. They’re in the middle of their Kickstarter campaign and are only a couple thousand dollars away from reaching their goal. Money raised will go to creating the first big batch of hand beaded sandals and improving manufacturing facilities. You can read more about them on my original post here.
Cofounder Sheeni sent me the Jewelled Peacocks style to sample. The beadwork is stunning and I find the shape of the sandal foot-flattering. Additionally, the beadwork is backed with soft, velvety fabric so it won’t cause skin irritation. They’re also true to size!
Ethical Details: Top – People Tree; Shorts – DIY vintage Levi’s; Sandals – c/o Ikwetta
Ikwetta has several other styles and colors to choose from on their kickstarter page. The Dose of Daisies style is my second favorite.
Learn more about Ikwetta on the website.