Mikono Patchwork Table Runner
- Fair Trade
This 70-inch by 13-inch table runner was hand-sewn by refugees in Nairobi, Kenya, who partner with Mikono, a Jesuit Refugee Service International project. Mikono works with 75 suppliers living in or around Nairobi, from over 10 different nationalities. Each of them brings unique skills learned either in their home countries or through livelihood training provided by JRS. When you shop at Mikono, you help a refugee make a living.
These Patchwork products were developed by Triphose, a refugee in Kenya, couldn't get enough funds to purchase raw materials and tailor items for a living. Walking through the streets of Kibera, Triphose noticed all the scraps being tossed away by other shops. She stopped feeling overwhelmed about lacking brand-new fabrics and collected as many scraps as possible until she had enough to make a quilt. Since then, Triphose has supplied products to Mikono, selling exclusively Patchwork items, from table placements, to cushion covers and quilts, to clothing.