Our philosophy is to build and develop sustainable supply chains that challenge the way the industry currently works. To achieve this we source a number of socially and environmentally responsible fabrics and make our products as sustainably and as ethically as possible at all stages of production.

MUMO & Community partners with NGOs, charities, social enterprises and specialist consultancy organisations to share their experiences in the sustainable business development and sustainable materials space to encourage and help develop small craft or artisan businesses fulfil their potential whilst maintaining a focus on sustainability. Kirstin Samuel, Mumo's founder operates as a free-lance consultant on sustainable business development and sustainable resource mobilisation and has worked with organisations such as DEFRA, World Wildlife Fund, ITC (International Trade Centre, UN), UNDP and UN Women amongst others.   

Projects

Ethical Production and Upskilling (Mumo)

Mumo began a series of workshops to build capacity of rural unemployed women teaching them skills in screen printing and foiling which they could subsequently practice at home to either to pursue their own small business aspirations or generate an income for their families by selling the textiles to Mumo for incorporation into Mumo products. 

Sustainable Textiles Sourcing (ITC - International Trade Centre, UN Geneva)

Mumo was invited to Kenya as part of an ITC/UN Mission to Kenya to promote African sustainable textiles in the fashion and interiors industries. Mumo was involved in conferences with artisans and crafts people with a view to commercialising their products. 

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WWF and Sky Rainforest Rescue Wild Rubber Project

Mumo embarked on a trip to the Amazon jungle to work with wild rubber tappers and artisans as part of a capacity building project to improve the smell of wild rubber and develop existing artisan business processes such that the rubber would be fit for development into commercial products . 

The Business Case for Emerging Fibers and Sustainable Textiles (DEFRA)

Mumo participated in this DEFRA research project around the role of business in the sustainable textiles space. Mumo was able to bring several practical insights about incorporating aspects of sustainability into a design/craft-led business to facilitate DEFRAs report.

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Socio-economic integration of migrants in brazil (UNDP)

Development of a strategy for strengthening the socio-economic integration and promoting inclusive development opportunities for migrants in Brazil from Venezuela including indigenous artisans.

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development of Womens' artisan communities in ASIA-PACIFIC (UN WOMEN)

Analysis of Womens' programmes in Asia Pacific aligning core values and objectives with the SDGs to develop a resource mobilisation strategy, including artisan communities

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