Soko – The Kenya Collection

Necklace – Soko
Dress – Annie Greenabelle
Leggings – People Tree
Cardigan – Oxfam
Shoes – Clarks

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Soko to let me know about their new collection and website that has just launched and ask if I would like to review an piece on the blog. The new Kenya Collection looked fantastic and was packed with some really eyecatching statement pieces, just my cup of tea and of course I jumped at the chance. I picked this Masai necklace because I love the half moon shape and also am a little obsessed with metallics at the moment. The geometric shape of this necklace is an example of Maasai heritage jewelry, wherein each form and color communicates a specific cultural symbolism.

Soko’s first collection features handcrafted jewellery designed and created by artisans in Kenya, using locally sourced, and often natural and upcycled and reclaimed materials, including discarded bone and cowhorn to necklaces with beads made from recycled glass. You can check out some more amazing pieces from the collection below.

Soko have also kindly given me a discount code to share for 15% off all orders until 6th November with the discount code SokoLovesStyleEyes

ethical jewellery - Soko
Leather brass necklace

Not only does Soko bring you amazing handcrafted jewellery made by artisans around the world but with its marketplace is also innovating by allowing these artisans to connect with the global marketplace using just a mobile. This is a truly win win situation giving shoppers the chance to buy unique and unusual pieces that they almost certainly wouldn’t find on the high street but also expands access to economic opportunity for artisans, the majority of whom are women, in underserved communities, creating real, immediate impact and disrupting the traditional export supply chain. You can check out the video below to find out more.

What do you think? Some amazing Christmas pressy ideas at Soko?

With warmest wishes

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