Akinyi Odongo KenyaTM has earned numerous accolades for an inestimable contribution to the Kenyan fashion industry.
In 2005, its designs were exhibited in a gallery in Dusseldorf Germany garnering international recognition for the brand and consequently credit for Kenyan fashion designers.
In 2014, MEFA Creations and Evelyne Akinyi Odongo were awarded the prestigious ELNET Business Leader Ethics Award for exemplary ethical standards in business. The company boasts a 5 star rating for ethical compliance.
In September 2014, Akinyi Odongo was the only Kenyan designer who represented the country at the 14th World Export Development Forum in Kigali, Rwanda and in August 2015 participated in the 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair in Kigali through Export Promotion Council.
In 2015, the founder, Evelyne Akinyi Odongo was among Kenya’s trendsetting entrepreneurs that showcased their products and business ideas at the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya.
She was among the high-level delegation that represented Kenya at the Milan Expo Kenya Week 2015, led by The President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta.
Akinyi Odongo KenyaTM continues to dress Kenya’s First lady Margaret Kenyatta and former Presidential aspirant, Hon. Martha Karua, among others.
The Company has attained various Kenya Bureau Standards (KEBS) standardization marks including the Diamond and the Standardization Quality marks.
As a designer, she continues to work with several institutions including Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute (KIRDI), African Cotton, Kenya National Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Export Promotion Council (EPC), African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF), and Proudly Kenyan (IED) counselling on issues affecting the fashion industry.
Board of Advisors
The Board consists of nine members who are responsible in formulating, reviewing and provision of counsel in matters relating to Akinyi Odongo Kenya’s business strategy and development, marketing and communications efforts and corporate governance
Evelyne Akinyi Odongo: Founder, Managing Director and Head of Fashion Design
Martin Oluoch: Director
Catherine Jadeya: Financial Consultants