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B2B ethical sourcing marketplace connecting artisanal producers in emerging markets to international buyers. PBP’s platform equips producers with digital solutions that enable them to increase access to market and financing

Kenya, Global





Matching handmade ethical goods with international buyers

Consumers are increasingly demanding distinct and ethically produced goods with origin transparency. To respond, brands and retailers are looking to diversify their sourcing and supply chains. 

Powered by People (PBP) is matching a new segment of global producers in Africa, Asia and beyond to international buyers. PBP’s technology platform equips handmade producers with digital production software that enables them to manage often very distributed and remote workforces. While the fintech tool offers order financing and buyers get increased supply chain visibility through PBP’s distributed ledger.

PBP are building a new sourcing and production ecosystem - one that is more sustainable, better for the environment and more empowering for the producers behind the product - with the potential to become a mainstream manufacturing partner for fashion, accessories and home décor brands.

PBP are looking to partner with retailers, handmade producers, lenders, logistics providers and other value adding partners.

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Meet the founding team

Ella Peinovich
Ella Peinovich
Hedvig Alexander
Hedvig Alexander
CCO & Co-founder
Alison Phillips
Alison Phillips
Chief Designer & Co-founder

Get involved

Join Powered By People as an investor

If you’re an African-focused early-stage investor and interested in participating in PBP’s next capital raise.

Join Powered By People as a partner

If you are a retailer, handmade producer, lender, logistics provider or any other value adding partners to Powered by People.