Afrikan Clothing Co.
Where is our headquarters?
Kenya is an economic and cultural hub of East Africa
Kenya’s cultural history is very rich and diverse, but since British colonialism, native Kenyans have struggled to regain economic and political autonomy. On the other hand, it is becoming a melting pot of African and Eastern cultures. Its national language, Swahili, was born of ages old trade relations between Bantu tribes and Arab traders on the coast. Kenyans are always proud to tell you that the Swahili word Mgeni means both stranger (or foreigner) and guest. With multiple generations of Chinese and Indian citizens, Kenya has for years also been a destination for refugees from all over Africa and the Middle East, including survivors of the international sex trade.
We can have a big and meaningful impact in Kenya
Kenya was chosen as our pilot country because of both its financial need and its potential as a bed of more sustainable enterprise. With major exports of mostly raw and low-value-added materials, and a large domestic agricultural industry, expanding more into high value-added and consumer goods will have a huge impact on Kenya’s sustainable economic growth.
With so much potential for economic expansion, there is also ample opportunity to build up new industries that benefit low-income communities, refugees and victims of the sex trade, while respecting the environment.