SOKO jewelry is one of our favorite collections of jewelry that is a mixture of bold and classic aesthetics - and style driven by a greater social purpose. Their team believes that "for something to be beautiful, the system that created it must also be beautiful." The designs they create are organic with an impact, inspired by tranquil lines and repetition.
SOKO jewelry is created from recycled brass, and many pieces are plated in 24k gold or electroplated with chrome for a durable silver-toned finish. They also use cow-horn and bone products, crafted from the horn of Ankole Longhorn cattle, a breed native to the Rift Valley of East Africa. The artisans ethically procure this reclaimed material, which is a byproduct of the food industry.
Read more about SOKO's mission and values below - and scroll to the end for recommendations for Jewelry Care and Maintenance of their handcrafted pieces!
We are a women-led, people-first ethical jewelry brand and tech-powered manufacturing platform built to connect artisans in Kenya with the global market.
We use mobile technology to connect marginalized Kenyan artisans directly to the global marketplace. Unlike centralized factory production, we use technology to enable the human workforce.
As a certified B-Corp, we believe in using business as a force for good to balance profit with purpose. Leveraging the power of business for maximum positive impact, B Corps build a more inclusive and sustainable economy to help solve the social and environmental challenges our world faces today.
Financial inclusion and economic sovereignty are the key to lasting impact and change. We continue to work towards reducing inequality and poverty, building a healthier environment, stronger communities through the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
We’re paving the way for a higher standard that benefits all stakeholders - our artisan partners and their communities, you, and our team that passionately works together to make a positive impact.
Treat It With Love
Remove jewelry before rigorous physical activity or going to bed.
Prolong Its Life
Store your jewelry in a cloth bag away from natural sunlight and heat.
Keep It Shiny
Use a gentle metal polisher for brass and gold and a soft cloth to remove tarnish and restore luster. For beads, wipe gently with warm water and a cloth.
Keep Away from Water
Our materials don't mix well with moisture. Avoid contact with water, lotion and perfume.
Cleaning D.I.Y. for Brass
Mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste, rub onto surface with a cloth, then gently rinse off and buff dry to a shine.
Cleaning D.I.Y. for Gold
Put a few drops of liquid dish detergent in a bowl of lukewarm water. Mix gently and soak the gold jewelry in the solution for 15-30 minutes. Gently scrub the jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse with warm water and blot dry with a soft cloth.
*For wood, use tung oil or linseed oil as needed. *For ceramic wipe with a damp cloth.