How Ben's Buckets are made
All of our materials to make Ben's Buckets are sourced from local markets in town centre, Nairobi, Kenya. They are then thoughtfully crafted into our products a few roads over by our partner factory.
They are then packaged and shipped to our facility in the Uk, where we process and send out your individual orders from.
One of my aims when I started Ben's Buckets was to ensure that we always followed the slow fashion movement. As a result we produce our hats in batches, aiming to never overproduce and minimise waste.
We decided to partner with our factory as they believe in many of the same morals. Being a developing nation, the minimum wage in Kenya is extremely low! As a result, we believe in paying good wages, allowing everyone involved in the process to be able support themselves and others dependant on them. We also believe in gender equality in the work space. As a result we have an equal balance of male and female tailors.