Mifuko is a Fair Trade design company whose products, traditional Kiondo-baskets are handmade ethically in Kenya. It was founded by two designer-friends, Mari Martikainen and Minna Impiö with the idea of sustaining traditional handicraft skills. Today, they bring employment to 600 women in rural Kenya.
The shared values of supporting handiwork while preserving traditions led Finarte and Mifuko to work together. Minna and Mari designed two rug styles for Finarte; kelim woolrugs Mombasa and Nakuru.
The collection combines Nordic forms to African colors. Mombasa is a breath of hot air with warm colors, spicy scents and salty sea breeze. The lighter colored Nakuru combines earth tones, sand and rock.