Our artisan brand is a collection of unique, colorful, high quality, intricately handcrafted modern accessories, clothing, bags, sculptures and sandals that stay true to the authenticity of the tribal artisans culture and traditions. We are inspired by the Maasai iconic Values of boldness, bravery, and strength, The Kamba craftsmanship history as curvers and long distance traders in the 1700’s. The Kikuyu for their basketry and resilience, The kisii for their soapstone sculptures and many other tribes that bring their culture and values to the brand.

Kate is our amazing COO that oversees the artisan brand operations by working directly with the artisans and their families in Kenya. She is a co-founder and a member of the board. She brings to the table her passion, authenticity and background in Finance.

Meet Kate, COO.

Connect with her on her personal instagram here.

Meet her team.

Kate is passionate about working directly with the artisans and craftsmen. She works with a team of designers and stylists to produce a collection for the modern, bold and strong woman that is ethical, sustainable, conscious and fair. It provides an avenue for the talented artisans in Kenya to connect to the international fashion industry and share their love for the craft with the world.

She is also a mom, a wife, a model, a designer, an entrepreneur and an inspiration. She strives to provide other mothers with an opportunity to create a life of their own and provide for their families with grace and dignity.

When she is not doing all the above, Kate teaches cultural appreciation to the locals, foreign students and tourists. She has campaigned across the beautiful country of Kenya for people to embrace the culture and buy local to support the local economy.

Kate at the safari walk. The Safari Walk is a showcase for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country.

The way we spend our money is a testament of the life we hope to build. Support our cause. Buy our brand.

Join our tribe, work with us, donate to our cause, sell our products. However you would like to participate in the tribe of gladiatrix – Strong, brave female warriors, Please reach out here, on Facebook or Instagram. We would love to have you. info@sawasawausa.com