“I founded Slumlove Sweater Company in 2012 after meeting women from Kibera who knit school sweaters for children. I had always wanted to work in the fashion industry, but was unable to see how I could fit in. After meeting these women and recognizing their incredible skill, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine my love for fashion and my passion for helping the community of Kibera.”
Slumlove was borne out of Ava Darnell’s deep-seated love for Kenya and her will to help one of the largest slums in the world, Kibera.
Through Slumlove, Kibera mothers are given jobs producing ethically-made sweaters while giving their children a better future through education.