ABOUT.

Founded in 2009 with a vision to provide the fashion industry with a manufacturing solution with social and environmental issues at the heart of its business.

JOANNA MAIDEN FOUNDER & CEO

I believe the fashion industry can be used as a force for good and since arriving in Kenya in 2009, I have been building a company on this foundation. I am passionate about producing high quality clothing that also improves the quality of life for my employees and the community.

Career progression and the belief that individuals should have the opportunity to aspire to growth in their jobs and personal lives is really important to me.

One of my proudest moments was seeing Michelle Obama wearing clothes we had made. The first time we saw press images coming through, the team didn’t believe me and thought a ‘proper’ factory (to use their words) must have produced the same garment. The reality is, I started with four people in a small outbuilding, and two moves later, we are now in a modern advanced facility, but for us all, the emphasis has always been on creating quality garments and this, along with the great partnerships we have made with our clients, has enabled us to grow.

I’m also so grateful for the fact that I have such a loyal, longstanding team that have been part of the SOKO Kenya story from the start, and as a company we continue to be inspired by seeing and feeling the connection between our small, rural factory and the global fashion industry.

Joanna Maiden

MEET THE TEAM.

Aisha
Alex
Alfred
Ali
Alice
Alice
Angeline
Benson
Caren
Carol
Caroline
Ceciliah
Chaka
Chichi
Chlorine
Christine
Christine
Daniel
Dennis
Dinson
Dominic
Dorcas
Dorcas
Dorcas
Elinour
Evarline
Evelyne
Farida
Fathihiya
Fatuma
Fatuma
Felix
Grace
Grace
Holiness
Irene
Jackline
Jane
Japhet
Joseph
Josephine
Josephine
Josephine
Joyce
Joyce
Juliet
Justus
Kenneth
Kithembe
Leonard
Lilian
Lina
Mackline
Margaret
Maria
Martin
Mbura
Miriam
Mlongo
Mwaka
Norbert
Patricia
Patricia
Peninah
Priscilla
Rachael
Rachael
Rama
Rhoda
Risper
Riziki
Roselyne
Sabina
Sabina
Sadiki
Safari
Samuel
Sarah
Sebastian
Selina
Selina
Stellah
Theresiah
Toya
Victoria