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4 Year Anniversary | THANK YOU!

4 Year Anniversary | THANK YOU!

July 4th is a special day for us. It marks the founding of ArtiKen in 2016, the day we launched an idea into the world. Our founding took us from an informal operation to bring people handmade Kenyan bracelets, to a company geared towards bringing beautiful handcrafted bracelets to the world while giving back to Kenya through clean water projects.

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EQUALITY | ArtiKen Celebrates BHM

EQUALITY | ArtiKen Celebrates BHM

On February 1, in commemoration of Black History Month, we will release a 'EQUALITY' bracelet to ensure the message continues to move forward. In addition to bringing focus to the message, we want to invest in the youth that will shape the future and will put forth 10% of net profits to Black Girls Code from each EQUALITY bracelet sold. 

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NOT TODAY...But when Gabe is ready.

NOT TODAY...But when Gabe is ready.

Right as Justin was thinking that only a miracle could allow Gabe to overcome her condition, she took a deep breath and shouted “NOT TODAY”. He followed up with "Not Today, what?" Not completely sure what she meant, she repeated it again "Not Today". Gabe wasn't read. Shortly after, Gabe’s levels had begun to stabilize and she and Justin spent the night in the ICU. Justin was still not sure if his Gabe would make it through the night, but Gabe woke him up the next morning eager to order breakfast. Gabe fought on for eight more days before unfortunately passing on June 11, 2019. 

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[CUSTOM] Bracelets Now Available

[CUSTOM] Bracelets Now Available

“Customization is a big part of our business. It’s also a large reason why I started the company. Having the ability to customize something specific to you, your story, heritage, alma mater, goals, or anything in between are just a few ideas of what our customers are creating. The fact you can now have a visual representation of your custom build is instrumental for the user experience. A lot of time went into this and we’re really excited to continue delivering exceptional handmade products from Kenya.”

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Jordan Hasay's Shining Star

Jordan Hasay's Shining Star

Teresa was more than just Jordan's mother, it was her best friend. They spoke everyday and is the sole reason why Jordan started running. And just like that, in a matter of seconds, her mom was no longer there.

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UNSPONSORED: Featuring Kirubel Erassa

UNSPONSORED: Featuring Kirubel Erassa

The USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships are this weekend and the bar has been raised for qualification to the World Championship team. Only four men have achieved the 10,000m standard of 27:40, and only seven have achieved the 5,000m standard of 13:22.50. There is only one man in the entire country who has hit both qualification standards, and that man is Kirubel Erassa.

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Welcome to ArtiKen: Handmade. Redefined.

Welcome to ArtiKen: Handmade. Redefined.

The concept started over a year ago. It was time to brand the product. 

“It needed to be simple, tell the story, yet integrated within the product. I didn’t want to implement anything extra; I wanted to brand the product line through beads. 

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Athlete Spotlight: Justyn Knight

Athlete Spotlight: Justyn Knight

Justyn Knight does not come from a family of runners, and he did not start running at a young age. It was not until he was in 10th grade that the basketball and volleyball player discovered his talent for running. Justyn went to a private high school known for its sports, and Justyn was no slouch when it came to athletics.

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