Ethically sourced materials, elegant design, and sustainable craftsmanship come together in these folded brass fan-shaped earrings. Soko redefines ethical fashion by matching Kenyan craftspeople with real-time demands to bring their stunning statements to market. Made from upcycled bright brass with gold-filled steel studs, their medium-size earrings make eye-catching everyday statements that transition well for evening outings. Designed in San Francisco and handmade in Kenya.
1.65l x 1"w
Brass, Gold-filled steel
Year of Design
Soko, an ethical jewelry brand, was founded in Nairobi, Kenya by three women: Gwendolyn Floyd, Ella Peinovich and Catherine Mahugu. The jewelry collections are inspired by architecture and traditional tribal designs, and made with heritage techniques. The brand works with artisans in Kenya who handcraft the pieces using locally sourced and eco-friendly materials whenever possible. Soko is known for their innovative supply chain method which uses mobile phones to build relationships with independent artisan entrepreneurs. Soko’s mobile tools give the artisans access to a global network of consumers, thus expanding their business opportunities and prospects. In 2015, Soko expanded beyond Kenya’s Silicon Savannah to Silicon Valley, opening their U.S. headquarters in San Francisco.
International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 and dates back to 1909 in New York City when suffragist and labor activist Theresa Serber Malkiel established an Annual Women’s Day. It’s a day of celebrating women’s achievements: social, economic, cultural and political. Here at MoMA Design Store, we celebrate art and design by women visionaries every day.
Unknown photographer. L.S. Chandler, Suffragette. c. 1910. Gelatin silver print, 5 x 6 3/4" (12.7 x 17.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The New York Times Collection.