New KikoRomeo products are being introduced and will be designed using recycled and organic material. Kikoti and the uniforms design are produced in a factory setting, incorporating textiles from the continent. They are produced in bigger numbers, with little hand crafting, thereby reducing costs and provide for the middle market with a smart African fashion option.
KikoRomeo’s business sprouted in 2006, after venturing into business contracts with blue chip corporate firms by designing and making their corporate uniforms. Among the companies KikoRomeo landed successful contracts with are; Safaricom Customer Care, Air Kenya, KACA, Java Coffee House, Origins Safaris and Mercury Lounge.
In June 2007, a new line “Kikoti” (“the place where life began” in Maasai’s Maa language) was launched, with the aim of offering a more affordable African fashion to suit the middle market. In November 2007, Kiro, East African Designer Store was opened in the Yaya centre together with other East African designers. This was to enable designers to retail their ready-made garments at a central spot.
KikoRomeo has its studio on Mogotio Rd, Westlands, Nairobi. Collections are also sold through KikoRomeo, 2nd floor Yaya Centre, and KooRoo at le Rustique on General Mathenge Drive, Nairobi.