The designs we print on Kipepeo products are drawn by pupils during regular school lessons such as natural history in schools in Tanzania and Kenya. Martin and Goodluck explain how the idea of Kipepeo Clothing came about and how the designs are created today.
Ashura and Zacharia from Biosustain Ltd. in Singida explain how (organic) cotton is cultivated within a small-scale rainfed agriculture in Tanzania, parameters of fair pricing for (organic) cotton and methods of keeping pests away by the use of natural fertilizers instead of chemical pesticides.
We show you how cotton is ginned, yarn is spun out of it and processed by large circular knitting machines into fabrics. Also, Aditya and Martin explain how the industrial wastewater from the dyeing process of textiles is recycled.
The final production step comprises the cutting of fabrics which then are made ready to be printed with ecological screen printing. "Meet our Team"- Fridah, Sabine and Martin introduce to you our employees at Kiboko Leisure Wear in Kenya.
Through the selling of Kipepeo products, we promote schools and education in East Africa. In the following, we show you to what extent our partner projects in Tanzania and Kenya have been supported by Kipepeo-Clothing since 2008. In recent years, Kipepeo-Clothing has received several awards for social and economic commitment. Amongst others, we received the renowned "Making a Difference" Award from Dr. Jane Goodall, we were honored in the "Land of Ideas" competition of the German Federal Government in the category "Economy" and we gained a top 3 ranking in the category "Business Partnerships" of the German Sustainability Award.