The name Dada Duka means Sister Shop in Swahili, a fusion of the two influences that led to the creation of the brand by the founder, Chloe Bartron. Dada Duka currently employs over 100 women, full-time, in rural villages in Northern Kenya. They also work closely with two other weaving groups in South East Kenya. The support they provide is significant in terms of providing a regular wage direct to these ladies and their families who live in very difficult circumstances. All Dada Duka baskets are handwoven by women artisans- not factories. Their skills have been passed down from Grandmother to Granddaughter and are still made in the traditional way. By purchasing a Dada Duka basket you are investing directly in helping secure a sustainable future for these ladies and their families. Women are earning and this is a wonderful thing!