A big thank you - already €64,532 directed to education and equality work in Nepal!

Our mission is coming true, thanks to you! Together with you, in five years we have directed an incredible €64,532 to education of Nepali women. Each of our customers is involved in empowering Nepali women-led companies, as we direct 7% of the revenue of each product sold to our Nepal work. Without you, this would not be possible!

Kaiko's jewelry is handcrafted by Nepali women. Jewelry design takes into account the need of Nepali women to be able to work part-time from home and with easily available materials, because in addition to work, they also have to take care of their families' children and elderly.

During our entire five-year history, our slogan "Fashion With a Mission" has been a driving force in our operations as well as in our everyday decisions. Our mission is realized as fair workplaces and improving the social status of women. Social responsibility and the 7% amount directed from the profit of the products have been included since the first sold Kaiko garment.

In the photo, Anjila, the cornerstone of Kaiko's Nepal team, who with her own activities supports the livelihood of the women in her circle and e.g. trains women to make Kaiko jewelry. Part of the donation amount has been directed to Anjila's education.

The donation amount will be directed through Naisten Pankki to grassroots education, as well as training our own Nepal team and directly to locals in need. We support Nepali women-led companies that promote the social, economic and cultural rights of women in their region.

Picture from our factory in Purnaa, which focuses on improving the quality of life of its employees'. Purnaa has an Empowerment Fund, through which Purnaa has paid e.g. school fees for his employees' children and distributed scholarships to those who need them. Kaiko's swimwear collection as well as some clothes are made here.

Kaiko wants to act as a trendsetter in the field of social responsibility. In practice, this means enabling fair jobs in developing Nepal, where we create work and sustainable livelihoods through our own production. We want to be creating a better clothing industry outside of Europe, with our customers. Our dreams include expanding our production even further to developing countries. It is possible to do good and change things through fashion. Thank you for being a part of it!

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Kaiko x Lunette - Why do we donate menstrual cups to Nepal?

Empowering Earrings – fair employment for Nepalese women

Women’s Bank, Pt. 2: Radhika’s Story

Women’s Bank, Pt. 1 – Education & Opportunity