Meaning “smile/laughter” in Swahili, Kicheko Goods is a socially conscious brand that designs and makes distinctive pieces which invest in education. Founded in 2014 by Sarah Bayot, Kicheko’s concepts are created in small batches and inspired by geometry, nature, creative conversations and travel. Kicheko’s aesthetic shares an unrefined boldness, sophisticated earthiness and playful simplicity. Staple ingredients are metals, wood, tine, fiber and stone. Collaborative in nature, Kicheko has partnered with TOMS and the NMWA on exclusive products for their collections and shop. All pieces are made by hand with certain elements outsourced to specialty artisan groups and small manufacturer.