I am in love with this coat by ASOS Made In Kenya – when I say the striped mix of colors is so good, I kid you not.
The richly hued textured fabric, fixed hood and beautiful shawl lapels make a for a piece you will wear again and again. In short, it is the perfect Christmas present! Since 2010 ASOS has teamed up with the charitable initiative clothing workshop SOKO Kenya to create a range of garments – dresses, skirts and peplum tops, and gorgeous coats like these – all of which are made under fair-trade principles.
SOKO Kenya are a manufacturing company whose goal is to help women “take control of their own lives” by providing them with fair wages, access to pre-school for their children and free medical care. Based in Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary, SOKO was set up in 2009 by Joanna Maiden whose vision it was to provide the fashion industry with a manufacturing unit with social and environmental issues at the heart of its business. The company trades with a focus on producing quality, competitively priced, fashion driven garments for a global market, and improving the quality of life for the local population – through means such as vocational training and social services. Support the brand – and pick up some gorgeous pieces along the way – by clicking here.
Read original Huffington Post article here.