Traditional batik technique, complex craft and time-consuming art form.
mikono brings this ancient culture to Europe.
Fashion with the utmost respect for life on our planet.
Each pattern has its own and special meaning.
Dialogue & Empowerment
We promote and celebrate the diversity of cultures around the world. Shaping life and work together.
With our jackets we create awareness for self-determination and respect for the human rights of girls and women, especially in Kenya.* FGM = Female Genital Mutilation, also known as FGM/C: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Mikono means hand made in Swahili. The colorful kitenge patterns are like the way of life in Kenya. With every jacket you show appreciation and respect for the people in the entire production chain.about us
Kitenge is traditionally made using a batik technique. Manufacturing is a complex and time-consuming production process. It is highly regarded as a manual and labor intensive art form.all about Kitenge
Our bomber jackets are our first product. This is followed by reversible jackets with suit fabric and kitenge patterns and fanny packs and bicycle bags.all products
The exterior design is a traditional East African Kitenge print. For the interior pattern we use upcycled fabrics. Each jacket is therefore unique.
We use 100% East African cotton.
With our jackets we create awareness for self-determination and respect for the human rights of girls and women, especially in Kenya.
* FGM = Female Genital Mutilation, also known as FGM/C: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting