In today’s Christmas edition of Africa’s Most Innovative Companies, Herman and Lucy Bigham – co-founders of social enterprise Tosheka Textiles – speak to Ventures Africa about the benefits of implementing a creative new business to address environmental problems while empowering the economically challenged.

Tosheka Textiles is a green textiles company, which focuses on providing innovative solutions to the proliferation and inadequate disposal of plastic bags in Africa – starting the ambitious project in Kenya.  Tosheka focuses on empowering the economically disadvantaged in society to recycle plastic bags and produce unique textiles and products.

The co-founders explain: “Our locally made hand crafted recycled textile products utilizing traditional skills and contemporary designs for the high end and medium income consumers [are] unique and of better quality…We produce cutting edge designs changing with the market trend, environmentally socially conscious products and support a community enterprise value chain.”

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