Evelyne Wanjiku is a founder and lead designer at Chema Chetu, A Kenyan leather goods brand known for outstandingly creative yet very practical bags, totes, and purses. Using her artistic vision, fine arts training, and a powerful drive to showcase Kenyan craftsmanship to the world, Evelyne created a women-led, and women-inspired company that strives to create opportunities for and change lives of their communities one book and one bag at a time.
“Shine out loud!” This is the personal motto and the key business value for Cynthia (Thia) Owor, a creative mind behind Sheer Poise clothing brand launched in Kenya in 2015. Creative at heart but not by profession, Thia chose to focus on her God-given talent and learn through theory and practice how to make it in the competitive Kenyan fashion scene.
Zoe Sevak is a Founder and a creative behind @zoesevak fashion brand, which courageously blends styles and cultures to create unique, elegant pieces of clothes and jewelry that speak of bonds, unity, continuity, and the beauty of life.
Rusty Fundi is a Kenyan company known for its fun, eccentric, and unique furniture and fixtures gracing high-end restaurants, hotels and homes from Nairobi to the coast. It was established in 2014 by Jonathan Baker, a backpacker, who came to Kenya 14 years ago and fell in love with the country’s dynamic nature, wonderful weather and geography, endless ingenuity and exceptional craftsmanship. Originally conceived as a custom-made furniture shop, Rusty Fundi now boasts partnerships with well-known names in the Kenyan hospitality industry and artistic circles.