The Kenya Handweavers’ co-operative was started in June 2017 to re-energise the weaving sector in collaboration with the government and SITA project of the International Trade Centre (ITC). It currently has 65 members, both individual weavers and companies, who have come together from all over the country with the aim of:
- Promoting and marketing handwoven products
- Sourcing and distributing raw materials, machinery and equipment to the members
- Marketing and selling members products to domestic and international markets
- Training members on product development and quality control
The cooperative will be unveiling a new collection that comprises of table mats, runners, rugs, pillow cases and throws, created with a mix of machine spun and handspun yarn in cotton and wool as well as waste textile fabric.