Sukwa Saddle Blankets was founded to create quality Saddle Blankets for both our riders and their best friend, while also working to make the world a better place.
HOW SUKWA STARTED
Sukwa means woven in Swahili. We saw a need in the market for beautifully innovative, quality Saddle Blankets, and also knew we had friends and artisans in Kenya who could create just that. We teamed up with Imani Collective - a women's economic empowerment program in Kenya - to design and produce hand-woven Saddle Blankets using the highest quality local wool and mohair sourced straight from Northern Kenyan sheep farmers. Our vision was to create a product that could inspire and empower - catering to the needs of both the rider and their horse, but also able to give back to the Imani Collective community. We are exceptionally proud of the products we've created, and honored to partner with this amazing organization.
HOW SUKWA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
We believe in providing fair wages for our artisans. Every saddle blanket purchase directly contributes to consistent and quality pay for our weavers. Instead of paying per piece; we pay based on our inclusive and ethical approach to compensation. By supporting us, you’re not just buying a product, you’re empowering artisans, their families, and their communities.