JIKONI Men Shirt Marsala

Marsala
Material:
180 GSM single jersey
100% cotton (organic) from Tanzania
Handmade and printed in Kenya
€34.95 *

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

This product will be released at 3 December 2021

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JIKONI Men Shirt Marsala

Now is the end of a closet full of nothing to wear. Because a shirt from Kipepeo not only has a unique design, it also has a special story to tell. The motifs on our shirts are created during everyday school life in our partner schools in Tanzania and Kenya. The drawings that the pupils create during class find their way onto our Kipepeo shirts using ecological screen printing and finally into your shopping cart. All our products are manufactured from 100% organic cotton by family businesses in Tanzania and Kenya. The production thus guarantees fair wages, secure jobs and the sales proceeds support our school projects on site. No matter which of our shirts you choose - sustainability suits you in any case!

 

The manufacturing of all Kipepeo products, starting from the cultivation of organic cotton to the finished garment, takes place locally in Tanzania and Kenya.

This creates a holistic cycle based on fundamental principles of fairness, transparency and sustainability and, through an economic approach, supports social projects in East Africa.

Our Print Designs

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.

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Cultivation of Organic Cotton in Tanzania

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.

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From Cotton to Fabric / Manufacturing and Dyeing of Fabrics

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.

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Sewing and Screen-Printing

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.

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Social Commitment / Support for School Projects

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.

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