Mission Statement

about leakey

The Leakey Collection is dedicated to uniting caring communities worldwide with the rural women in East Africa by using commerce as a vehicle. Our goal is to enhance people’s lives by creating work opportunity for the Maasai in an environmentally- friendly, sustainable way while maintaining cultural and traditional lifestyles. By designing high-end, handmade jewelry and new ways of working with sustainable, natural materials, we can maintain environmental and cultural integrity and create lifelong opportunities for Kenyans in an environmentally, sustainable manner.

The Leakey Collection is a Fair Trade design company built on these active principles:

  • Find innovative uses of natural materials to create a line of beautiful lifestyle and fair trade products for the contemporary global marketplace with the purpose of creating employment opportunities for rural Kenyans.
  • Train and educate people in sound business practices in order to enhance their chance for employment, entrepreneurial opportunities and lifelong opportunities.
  • Maintain environmental and cultural integrity.