WAKUU manufactures and sells western styled apparel, such as suits, in colourful African fabrics. Aiming on the expanding middle class and the local expat market in Kenya and the increasing demand for African prints in Europe.
We are focused on growing and supporting entrepreneurs, designers and tailors in the local Kenyan fashion market. We cooperate with very talented tailors, Gjey Mavazi, the Kiboko Garment Factory and eight single-mothers from an employment project in Kibera, an exceptionally large slum in Nairobi. All our suits are handmade, the African prints are sourced from Vlisco, GTP or Woodin.
We have managed to sell significant numbers of suits and apparel in Europe and to the Kenyan expat society. The reputation, capacity and income of our Kenyan partners have increased significantly through WAKUU, while maintaining an international quality and vibrant recognizable brand.