About Avido

"There is no barrier, if you believe in your talent and take the next step. I want to encourage and create beauty, where people don't expect." - Avido

From Kibra to the world

Nothing to be Sorry for

Kibra inspired him

This awareness is what started the Lookslike Avido story in 2017, when Avido decided to sew stage-outfits for his dance crew himself. Through finishing his fashion & design diploma at Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts, he developed a solid skill set to grow as a designer. He took it from there and started expressing his message through crafting handmade pieces in Kibera.

We create jobs

We currently hire 12 local tailors (7 female, 5 male) on assignment basis. As we grow, our aim is to create permanent jobs.

Community

We paid school fees for 10 students and made 13 school uniforms for free in 2019. We mentor youths and regularly organize compund cleaning activites.

No Fabric Waste

All left-overs are processed to creating free masks for Kibra residents from COVID-19, shopper bags or donated to tailoring classes in the area.

100% or Profits Re-Invested

into localizing the value chain​. Items tailoring, product photoshoots and collaborations with artists - it is all done here in Kibra.

Climate Neutral logistics

We use DHL GoGreen and buy Carbon Allowances from our TÜV-certified German partner Arktik.de. Our packaging from Colompac is FSC-certified and climate neutral.

COVID-19 MASKS INITIATIVE

In collaboration with Uweza foundation distributed nearly 23.000 free face masks and did over 600 food distributions for Kibra residents in 2020.

We say

KIBRA - IS HOME OF TALENTS

While Kibra is said to be the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya and the largest urban slum in Africa, we have a different story to tell.

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