At Co-Be Nairobi, our love of design drives who we are and what we do.

Brief History

Established in 2011, Co-Be Nairobi is a fashion design house based in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. We specialize in reinventing urban active wear. Our clothes and accessories are made to suit the busy lifestyle of the urban man and woman.

The key brand identifiers of Co-Be Nairobi are

  • Quality product
  • Innovative design
  • Unparalleled workmanship
  • Rich variety of products and services.


Our story is the Kenyan story – hustle hard!

The co-founders embody the heartbeat of Kibera. Humble beginnings, a strong sense of family and community, hard work, creativity and invention. These are the tools we use to get ahead and to inspire others to do the same.

This is how we create: with spirit, flair, courage, instinctive intelligence and teamwork.


The Co-Be accessory division is dedicated to providing solutions to problems in our society. We give
work opportunities to the locals of Kibera, opening up their minds to ideas that they can channel back into and improve their communities.

Our raw materials are sourced ethically. We use natural or recycled materials in most of our products. From brass, bones and wood to upcycled and repurposed fabrics. This is our way of safeguarding the environment for future generations!


We are the future of fashion as evidenced by our unisex designs that do not force binary gender choices.

We also believe in equal opportunity giving work to both men and women, young or old who live around Kibera.