Christine-Ann McCreath is the founder of the fashion heritage brand KikoRomeo. Set up in 1996 in Kenya to stimulate income for women and handcrafting techniques in clothing, she is a pioneer in a sustainable fashion. She has an MA from the University of Edinburgh, a first-class Diploma in Fashion from KOEFIA in Rome and over three decades of experience in the fashion industry.
From 2018 to date, McCreath has been a lead consultant on international fashion development programs. She has written and taught physical and digital fashion curriculums for designers in business In Kenya, Ethiopia, Gambia and Sudan, training over 150 to date. She continues to mentor these designers and foster peer learning through WhatsApp groups, which also promote intra-African business connections.
Interested in all fashion aspects from handcrafting to design and business, McCreath has developed fashion courses for refugees, discovering the wealth of crafts and cultures in the bustling settlement of Kakuma. In 2020 she developed courses for 130 tailors in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Kampala and Nairobi. Covering fashion branding and mask-making for UN Women and the IOM, the Nairobi project generated 57,000 pieces in Nairobi alone.
She is also a trained pranic healer and intuitive.
She sits on the advisory boards of Fashion Revolution Kenya and Bias in African Fashion.