SOKO's Philosophy

Handcrafted with Pride

SOKO home showcases authentic artisanal work from Africa. Every item is carefully handmade by artisans using techniques learned from their communities and passed down from one generation to another.  Our unique collections embody the beautiful raw talent of African artisans and celebrate the spirit and tradition behind every piece.

Empowering Artisans

Every artisan in our network plays a vital role in their community providing financial support, care to children and elders and mentorship. They rely on local art cooperatives to practice their craft to earn income while staying close to home. Creating a space for artisans to connect through their work also engages them around the common goal of financial independence for themselves, their families and their communities.

Ethical Partnerships

African artisans need to take part in the fair-trade economy to sustain their livelihoods. The opportunities that we help create must be ethical and respect fundamental fair trade principals such as fair and prompt payment, gender equality, good working conditions and capacity building. That is why we ensure that every SOKO home customer receives thorough background information about each piece and its maker.

Sustainably Sourced

SOKO home is committed to preserving the natural surroundings essential to the well-being of African communities by offering pieces made only with local, natural and renewable materials. Choosing to use eco-friendly options for packaging and other in-house business items also reflects our desire to respect the environment and promote sustainability.