Jewelry supply chain increases income by 5x for marginalized artisans in the developing world.

Soko is pioneering Ethical Fast Fashion, aligning handmade talent from emerging markets with the international fashion consumer. The artisan craft industry is the second largest employer in the developing world, but because of limited market access and infrastructure, many small workshops remain trapped in their local economies. Soko uses mobile technology to empower and provide equal access to opportunity for over 1,300 independent female artisans across Africa, who are able to sell their products online to customers in over 35 countries. With Soko's mobile tools, these women, as well as male artisans who share this vision, have access to a whole world of consumers, expanding their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects.

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Gwendolyn Floyd

Gwendolyn Floyd (Founder at Soko) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2014 after participating in Girl Effect Accelerator.

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