Our Spotlight: Soko
Local artisans & small businesses have the non-replicable aspect of putting immense detail & purpose into every action they take and every service they provide. How can you manufacture the love put into a handmade piece of jewelry? Simply put, you just can't! With our LA Summer Marketplace this Saturday (we hope to see you there!) we had to share some of our vendors with you!
Soko is our special vendor who is teaming up with us for our special Pop-Up Shop event, and we're so excited to have them! We had to share what their company is all about and how their impacting the community.
Soko was created in 2012 by women for women to help “fashion a better world” through the equitable direct trade of beautiful goods between artisans in the developing world and web consumers worldwide. Working in bottom of the pyramid communities around the world, the Founders realized that by leveraging technology and existing infrastructure in an innovative way, they could create a platform to enable any talented artisan to participate in international trade. Recognizing a global need, as well as global opportunity, to disrupt these systemic patterns of poverty found across the developing world’s creative economy,
The artisans you see above are just a few of the many talented individuals who created the beautiful jewelry & accessories available for purchase on Soko. Each has their own story and unique sense of culture that they inject into their craft. Each piece is one-of-a-kind; each has a story to tell.
1. Colorblock Moja Choker | handcrafted by Wamaitha & David 2. Faceted Studs | handcrafted by Veronicah 3. Layered Bar Necklace (Brass) | handcrafted by Mulinge 4. Shine Bracelet | handcrafted by Boutique Mahali 5. Contrast Rectangle Earrings | handcrafted by Ojiko
Pretty amazing! Want to become involved? You can; whether you want to be a retail partner, become an ambassador, or become a member of their team! Read all about it right here. You can shop & chat with Soko on Saturday, August 2nd from 3pm-7pm at our Los Angeles Summer Marketplace! See you there!