Kenana Knitters was founded on the premise of changing lives stitch by stitch. Kenana Knitters hopes to share the stories of rural Kenyan women through their handiwork of unique, hand-knitted creations.
Kenana Knitters is a grassroots business that was founded by local Kenyan, Patricia Nightingale, who wanted to assist a group of individuals, who were lacking a market for their homespun wool. With clever consideration, she helped transform their yarn into unique creations with her distinctive designs, including plush toys, home décor, clothing and accessories. With a vision to further impact the community, Kenana Knitters taught women in the area to knit beautiful, organic products using local, sustainable resources. By providing a safe, family-friendly working environment, Kenana Knitters empowers women, offering them a chance to work and take charge of their lives, with pride and dignity.
Today, Kenana Knitter employs and pays fair wages to over 500 knitters and spinners. The organization exports a collection of unique products to more than 10 countries around the world.