Mifuko Kiondo baskets are handwoven in Kenya. Mifuko was founded in 2009 by two Finnish designers, Minna and Mari, with a love for Africa and design. By combining their two passions they have managed to design products which are clean lined and contemporary whilst at the same time respecting the integrity of the traditional Kenyan weaving methods.
Mifuko is a certified member of the World Fair Trade Organisation, so when you buy a Kiondo basket you know it has been produced following the principles of Fair Trade. The baskets are handmade by women’s self-help groups in rural villages and small workshops in Kenya. For the artisans, Mifuko is an opportunity to develop and increase their skills as well as provide income to support themselves and their families. Their skills are valued, respected and admired, and because of this these skills are passed down to younger generations.