Today almost 90% of all brass in the world is recycled.
An affordable alternative to gold, brass allows Soko to produce statement pieces that have a luxurious look and feel at accessible prices. Aside from how good it looks, brass is sustainable. Soko give materials new life by using materials acquired from local markets and vendors.
What is a mobile-driven economy?
The artisan craft sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world, yet it is also one of the most marginalized. Limited to local sales, millions of talented artisans are trapped in micro-economies, unable to earn enough to support their families. Through digital banking instead of a cash economy, plus accessibility to cell phones, because the entire economy is mobile-driven, Soko created a simple, commercially viable way to connect local artisans with the international market and industry.