Soko is a bay area based company that has introduced chic, African artisan designed and made jewelry to wider audiences in the west, through fostering supply chain innovation. Until recently, artisans were dependent on either their small local economies, which were inadequate in providing sufficient income, or were at the mercy impossibly complex supply chains, where they were often short changed. Soko utilizes cellphone technology to pay artisans, who usually don’t have access to a bank account, directly for their creations. While the industry standard typically leaves artisans with 2-3% of the total price of piece, Soko’s artisans receive 25-35%. Their line is made entirely from recycled metals and other sustainable materials. Timeless beauty makes Soko jewelry perfect for both day and night, casual and formal.