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Koy Clothing Putting Kenyan Tribes on the Map

Posted On : February 26, 2019

Ann Mumbi


KOY Clothing is run by two brothers, Alastair & Jimmy Scott. We were raised in Africa and now have an ambition to help support the indigenous cultures of Kenya through luxury fashion.

Growing up in East Africa and going to school in the UK put us in a unique position to incorporate both worlds, and help support the country we grew up in and love so much.

Some of Koy Clothing Jacket Collections for men.

Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures and the stunning fabrics used by the Kenyan people, put together with the UK’s quintessential fashions and lifestyles, presented us with an exciting opportunity to combine authentic African fabric with luxury lifestyle.

Since the official launch of KOY Clothing in December 2016, we have learned so much, and with greater knowledge, comes greater responsibility.

The more we learned about cultural influences in fashion, we realised that many brands around the world use cultural inspirations within their designs. Sadly, not all of those brands give recognition to the cultures which inspired them.

This was a chance for us to try and change this mindset and demonstrate to others the value of cultural inspiration. We do this by giving 5% of every purchase to projects within the communities of Kenya that our products are inspired by.

” Putting The Tribes On The Map”
There are many tribes in Kenya; we want to help support and promote as many of them as possible.

It is our ultimate goal to put all Kenya’s tribes ‘on the map’, and support them through fashion. Within each tribe there are deprived communities that we can help. It doesn’t take much to make a life better in Africa, and we have the opportunity to improve many!

We are running a marathon, not a sprint, and we realise this will take time, but in life you have to start somewhere!

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do” (‘Steve Jobs’)

Content Courtesy Of KOY Clothing & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Ann Mumbi

An expert in style and image, Fashion Addict focuses on brands worn by showbiz stars who have large numbers of fans worldwide Member Of #NairobiFashionHub Team


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