Giving Back

All for one
and One For All

We believe that every child deserves an education, and research shows that a uniform can reduce school absenteeism by 62% among those that can’t afford one. So for every child that we sell a uniform to, we have committed to providing a free uniform to a child in need in a developing country. What’s more is that we make these uniforms in the world’s first carbon-neutral garment factory in Kenya. Making uniforms here helps to support the Wildlife Words REDD+ project.

Reduce barriers to education

In many developing countries the cost of a uniform can be the single biggest barrier to receiving an education due to the cost. In some cases, children are not allowed to attend school without a uniform and it isn’t uncommon for a child to wear the same uniform for years. A free Kapes uniform helps level the playing field and gets more kids from poorer backgrounds into school and allows children to feel comfortable and confident in class.

A community effort

By making these uniforms locally we help to provide sustainable job opportunities, which not only helps the local community lift themselves out of poverty but also supports deforestation because it means they don’t need to resort to cutting down trees in order to make a living. The knock-on effect is that the profits from making these uniforms help to support local projects that again help keep trees in the forest and protect wildlife.

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 1,000,000 UNIFORMS TO CHILDREN IN NEED. MEET THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE HELPED SO FAR.

Stories from
the Field

FRANCIS WARUI, KIRIGU PRIMARY SCHOOL

Francis is the Principal at Kirigu Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. He has worked in education for almost three decades, mainly working with marginalised children. He is committed to giving his students the opportunities that they need to life themselves out of poverty.