Eco-fashion House, The Ministry of Tomorrow (MOT) announced that it has assigned complete ownership of its Nairobi production facility to Michelle Gertrude Aricha aka “Coco Chanel” who has been the facilities General Manager and lead designer for the past 4 years.
MOT’s flagship production facility is located in Nairobi, Kenya just outside of Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. This MOT-built facility sponsors skilled tailors who are recruited from within Kibera to make designer unisex bags, creating sustainable livelihoods for its employees.
As Woman’s Empowerment is a core MOT objective, MOT recruited Michelle to manage its Nairobi eco-factory that produces vegan luxury bags exclusively for the company.
“We planned from the start that Michelle would one day own the facility. The day has come. With production and quality milestones achieved, ownership of the Nairobi facility was fittingly transferred to Michelle on International Women’s Day 2018”, said MOT founder and president Julian Prolman.
Michelle will continue to oversee all aspects of design and production and assure employees are paid fair wages, receive bonuses based on quality production and are able to work in a safe, comfortable, and clean environment. The facility will remain an exclusive production source of luxury vegan bags for MOT.
“I am proud to be a business owner today and am determined to follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel, to become a successful fashion designer and businesswoman in the eco-fashion arena. I am most grateful for the opportunity that MOT has provided me and everyone at the factory” said Michelle “Coco Chanel” Aricha.