Kenyan clothing production workshop, Soko is the 2012 Source Awards winner in the Africa category. Soko was named among 11 other winners at a ceremony held in Central London on Tuesday evening.
The clothing house which has offered a means of making a living for needy people in the country, was honored with the prestigious Africa Award, recognizing its outstanding achievement as a fashion business that transforms livelihood as well as providing opportunities in Africa.
Soko was set up in 2009 by Joanna Maiden. Joanna’s vision was for Soko to provide the link between the international fashion industry and the local community, Kenya; through making beautiful clothes Soko provides fair employment to this impoverished community. Soko is committed to investing profits into the growth of Soko and local community projects.
About SOURCE Awards
The awards which are part of the SOURCE, a groundbreaking social enterprise and resource for fashion professionals, including SOURCE Intelligence Magazine, SOURCE Database and SOURCE Network recognize excellence in fashion and sustainability across different categories, ranging from design innovation to brand leadership across women’s, men’s, accessories, children’s wear, sustainable supply/manufacture, retail, and individual contribution.
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