In Bloombo we carefully select our partners looking in particular for small groups of artisans in developing countries working under the principles of fair trade.
Fair trade is where dignified and safe working conditions, fair salaries and an environment that allows personal and professional development is offered and available to workers.
Our objective is to establish a long-term relationship with each of our partners, based on trust, cooperation and collaboration.
In addition to fair trade principles, we also seek to partner with artisans who use sustainable materials, such as recycled cotton and silk, local materials and so on.
Above all, we avoid the use of any materials that are harmful to either humans, animals or the environment.
Our productive processes are mainly manual, giving priority to products crafted by persons thereby ensuring a unique product as well as supporting the skilled work of artisans.
We are ethical and sustainable so that being fashionable doesn’t need to cost us the Earth.
You want to know more about who is behind each of our collections?
Our silk collection is produced in Cambodia, by a group of women, constituted as a social enterprise to support the empowerment and reintegration of women victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation, physical abuses and in general women in precarious situations, helping them to reach economical independence
Following the traditional beading Masai techniques, our Mara Collection is handmade in Kenya by a group of women artisans working in a rural area in the Rift Valley. These women are coming from vulnerable backgrounds, many of them belonging to minorities.
Thanks to the income they receive working in this association, they can provide food, housing and healthcare for their families, schooling for their children and most important, to aim for a better future .
Our brass collection is handmade in Kenya by artisans with different abilities, men and women, working together to help them overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially to become fully integrated members of their communities
Our bags collection is handmade in Cambodia and has been produced by a social business in Phnom Penh where families receive support to keep their children in school by training and finding employment to caregivers in production skills.
The bags collection is made of 2 symbolic materials, recycled gummy and typical Cambodian textile. Cambodian streets are full of bicycles and motorbikes. The amount of tyres used and disposed every year is enormous.
We could not have found a more sustainable and available material for this first collection. On the other side, we wanted to give to this collection a Cambodian flavour, so we use beautiful Khmer textile with geometrical prints.
Both combine resulted into a beautiful colourful collection, sustainable, fair and absolutely superb.
Our glass collection is handmade in Kenya by artisans, in particular women from marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Each of the products is handmade of recycled glass bottles, using traditional methods and tools.
Our clay women accessories are handmade in Kenya by artisans, women and men, mentally handicapped.