To create our exciting collections Bumble & Ava work with two talented teams: a factory to create all our cotton garments and a specialised knitwear workshop for our bonnets. Our ethical production is such an integral part of our business model and we would like to share a bit about both these Kenya based enterprises and the community projects they support.
Our factory is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, a cause we feel passionate about. We enjoy being part of the developing manufacturing industry in Kenya that supports community based projects.
The factory has implemented its own self-help group in Kenya; the purpose of which is to provide all members with access to financial funds, to assist with children’s education, housing and pension preparations.
The knitwear workshop we collaborate with has an inspiring and ethical ethos providing a sustainable source of income for underprivileged Kenyan women. A proportion of the profits are given back to help provide high school scholarships to children living in slum areas of Kenya.
The workshop uses locally sourced natural and organic materials to create stylish and unique knitwear products. The cotton used to make our bonnets has been sourced from Uganda and is all CMiA Certified (http://www.cottonmadeinafrica.org/en/). Their cottons are organic and naturally dyed.
Designed in England, made in Kenya.