Bloombo works in close collaboration with a small number of producers 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.
We strive to achieve a long-term business relationship based on trust, cooperation and collaboration, and provide support to our producers to help them raise their levels of professionalism.
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.
We currently work with four groups of producers in Cambodia and Kenya. 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.
Many of these women have become the main income generators of their families and they have even the chance to bring their small children to the workshop and leave them in the kindergarten run by the project
Most of the silk used in this collection has been hand-woved and naturally dyed, that is, no chemicals were used in their production, only vegetable dyes from plant sources and other organic sources..
Following the traditional beading Maasai 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.
The unique, intricate pieces of this collection are manually crafted, sewn bead-by-bead, using skills that have been passed down for generations.
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.
Totally handmade, using traditional tools and techniques, our artisans create these modern designs with hard work and incredible attention to details.
Their work brings hope and provides a path out of poverty and exclusion, into empowerment
All the pieces of this collection are made free from nickel and lead
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 caregivers in production skills.
The bags collection is made of 2 symbolic materials, recycled gummy and typical Cambodian textile. The process of recycling tyres is made totally manually. The gummy used for the bags come from the inner tubes of old tyres. They have to be washed and cleaned to remove glue, mud and any other dirtiness. Then, they are cut into the different parts of the bag and sewed and mixed with the cloth. Then comes the inner side with its pocket, the zips are added and the end result, are these awesome bags and the matching laptop cases
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.