Stop by our beautifully stocked boutique for some beachside retail therapy. Our gorgeous selection of hand-knitted toys from Kenana Knitters are an ideal gift for the little ones in your life – and a brilliant way to help empower disadvantaged Kenyan women.
Founded in 1998 in the agricultural area of Njoro, on the western rim of Kenya’s stunning Rift Valley, Kenana Knitters was set-up with the aim of enabling women in rural farming villages to derive a much needed source of income using their spinning and knitting skills. Kenana Knitters was founded on the premise of ‘changing lives stitch by stitch.’
Today, Kenana Knitters employs 500 Kenyan women to knit and spin and make a brighter future for themselves and their families. Knitting is ideal for women who are juggling multiple roles and responsibilities within the home, out in the fields and in the community – often for little or no pay – as it requires minimal equipment and can be done in small chunks of time whilst carrying out other daily activities. Kenana Knitters is committed to paying fair wages and creating high quality, organic products using AZO free dyes and natural plant dyes from locally grown plants, adding vibrancy, colour and depth to the designs. Each unique design is a hand-crafted creation, telling the individual stories of rural Kenyan women and bearing the signature of the woman who made it.
We are proud to support the women of Kenana Knitters and to stock their creations in the Nomad Boutique.