Ethically Crafted, Boldly Styled

Our story

"Our mission extends beyond offering vibrant garments that celebrate individuality; it includes empowering both those who wear our designs and those who craft them," Kahindo Mateene.

KAHINDO draws its inspiration from Africa, infusing every creation with style, color, and originality.We believe fashion can be a force for positive change, creating vibrant garments that celebrate individuality.

KAHINDO goes further, making a profound impact on African women's lives by generating sustainable job opportunities.

When you choose KAHINDO, you choose fashion with a purpose, where style and substance converge to make a brighter world.

KAHINDO is carried in major U.S. retailers including Anthropologie, Shopbop, Nuuly and Rent The Runway and has been featured in WWD, Glamour, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The Cut and more.

Our Mission

KAHINDO's mission is to have a social impact by empowering women out of poverty, closing the gender gap, paying fair living wages, and creating sustainable jobs in Africa. The brand is committed to supporting ethical production and fair trade practices by partnering with sewing co-ops and artisans in Africa, as well as utilizing traditional textile techniques to create unique and vibrant prints.

KAHINDO aims to celebrate African heritage, inspire women worldwide to embrace their individuality and creativity, and encourage responsible consumer choices that make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Our Sew Sustainable Commitment

In fashion, the road a finished garment takes before hanging in your closet is a long one, with many talented artisans contributing to the outcome along the way. That’s why a commitment to responsible business and sustainability must begin with the very first stich. From material sourcing to fabrics to textiles to production, the women who help us produce KAHINDO are treated respectfully and fairly.

We use only ethically-sourced materials and we actively guarantee fair-trade, safe work environments for all our global partners. In addition, we have pledged to use our brand to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which include gender equality, climate action, access to quality education, and elimination of poverty.

Wear your CREATIVITY proudly

KAHINDO collaborates with local African artists to develop exclusive prints for our line. Bold and colorful, these prints are produced on high-quality fabrics and later turned into our signature ready-to-wear garments that make the modern woman feel confident and regal.

Wear your RESPONSIBILITY proudly

Sustainability is woven into the fabric of each KAHINDO piece. Kahindo works closely with organizations that support refugee women by providing them with job opportunities in a safe work environment and that pay fair wages.

From sustainable sourcing to ethical production, KAHINDO seeks to align its business practices with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Wear your EMPOWERMENT proudly

Women are the heart and soul of the KAHINDO brand. From the women who produce our garments to those that wear them, KAHINDO leaves women feeling empowered and confident.

The line we create, the women who create it, and the ethical way our clothes are produced only exists because of our incredible community of women supporting women.

Wear your HERITAGE proudly

Our pieces are an extension of Africa’s rich culture and heritage; its unique history, and the continent's powerful beauty that is reflected in every one of a kind print and dynamic color palette.