Kenana Knitters

Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch

Kenana Knitters was set up to support women in the local community by directly providing them with a source of income using their spinning and knitting skills. The Knitters enables them to improve the quality of their own lives as well as those of their extended families. Kenana Knitters was founded on the premise of “changing lives stitch by stitch.”

Kenana Knitters is dedicated to supporting the local community by empowering over 500 rural Kenyan women to knit a brighter future for themselves and their families. Currently Kenana Knitters supports over 300 knitters as well as over 200 spinners who hand spin the wool into yarn using recycled bicycle parts made into spinning wheels. Knitting is an ideal income generator within the local community as it requires minimal equipment.  Knitting can be done in windows of opportunity within the context of their daily lives.

Each distinctive design is a hand-crafted Kenyan creation and bears the signature of the woman who made it. The Knitters are committed to paying fair wages and to creating high quality, organic products which are environmentally friendly. Much of the wool is coloured using natural plant dyes from plants grown in the area. These add vibrant depth to designs.

Kenana Knitters are based on the farm, a five minute walk away from Kembu. Guests can wander down, enjoy meeting the Knitters and have a brief tour showing all they do. Kenana Knitters have an retail outlet at the workshop.  By purchasing items from this, guests contribute to the pride and advancement of the individual women and their families. This also impacts the overall community.

Please feel free to visit, together we can knit great change!

 

Knitters opening hours 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Outside of these times the shop can be opened on request.