Location of artisan makers: Kenya
Lilabare is a Kenyan-based fashion brand founded in 2017 with a vision to create comfortable clothing and jewellery that is sustainable in every aspect. The brands fabrics are mostly selected from post-manufacturing waste materials. Jersey fabrics are made in Kenya and dyed in neutral colours to reduce it’s water footprint and the brand’s signature brass beads are hand-crafted by artisans in Nigeria. Buttons, pendants and beads are created through a process of up-cycling metal sourced from old machinery, locks and other high-quality metal detritus. All of Lilabare’s jewellery pieces are vegan and handcrafted. Semi-precious stones are ethically mined, extracted in small blasts which allows the rock to regenerate. All of Lilabare’s artisans, farmers, boomers, weaver and tailors are paid above average for their work.