Kipato Unbranded was founded by 5 young women that created a social enterprise that collaborates with local artists, promoting their talents and skills. Kipato is the Kiswahili word for income. This underscores the social justice core of the enterprise. We ensure that our artists are empowered by their work and receive fair wages for their creativity. Profits from the artists’ work go directly to the artists, creating a model that is sustainable and fair to them. We are “unbranded” because we are focused on creating jewellery by everyday people, for everyday people. Our products are created from recycled products and local materials that include brass, bone, and beads. Our packaging and operations are eco-friendly, making it an environmentally responsible enterprise.