African Shirt Company


In 2009, Joan Hughes and Lindi Campbell Clause, two designers from Ireland and Kenya, set up this project which uses village workshops to employ and train the local community in tailoring; this is also production (and carbon-neutral) home base for the African Shirt Company. There are no set visiting hours but visits to the workshops can be arranged through Kasigau Base Camp.

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