Fair Trade design & code

Introducing Digital Lions

The world's first Fair Trade digital agency

Digital Lions is the world’s first Fair Trade verified digital agency, offering a wide range of creative services from websites, logos, image editing, flyers and brochures to videos and 2D animation. The agency operates from a solar-powered IT campus at the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and is supported by professional volunteers from around the world for quality assurance purposes. Through its sister organisation Learning Lions, Digital Lions also actively invests in the education of creative talents in the region. Digital Lions is a Guaranteed Fair Trade Enterprise, fully verified by WFTO since 2021, as well as a recognised supplier of the German Fair Trade Association (Weltladen Dachverband).

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Accomplished Projects
WEB DEVELOPMENT

WFTO

Responsive design and web development for WFTO, a global association of 401 organizations who are committed to improving the livelihoods of economically marginalised producers.

Made by David

WELFENHOF

LOGO DESIGN

Creative concept for the German-based shopping center Welfenhof, in collaboration with sons of ipanema.

Made by Adan

50/50

PACKING DESIGN

Different label designs for the packaging of finest Guatemala Rum for a charity collaboration project initiated by sons of ipanema x Digital Lions.

Made by Lions

Digital Fair Trade

Why work with us?

As a guaranteed Fair Trade enterprise we adhere to the 10 Fair Trade principles, among them fair payment, transparency, women empowerment, respect for the environment, and good working conditions.

Creation of Work Opportunities

First and foremost, we create income opportunities in underserved, marginalised regions and communities. We connect rural talents with clients all around the globe.

Fair Pay

We pay wages way above the local minimum wage and local living wage (absolute fairness). We also keep our overhead minimal so that 70% of each client project immediately reach the lions involved in the project (relative fairness).

Capacity Building

Digital Lions is a social business, where any profit made is reinvested into the education of further digital creatives through our non-profit sister organisation, Learning Lions.

Respect for the Environment

We work from a solar-powered, passively cooled ICT Campus in Kenya (check out our ventilation towers that are modelled after termite mounds). Our websites and those that we host for our clients are climate-positive: the emissions from the servers are offset by 300%.

Digital Goes Fair Trade

Why Fair Trade principles also matter in the digital economy

As the world’s first Fair Trade verified creative agency, Digital Lions is pioneering Fair Trade principals in the digital space. Together with the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), Digital Lions has published a report on the social and enironmental risks of the digital economy. We show how Fair Trade standards can help to overcome those risks, and thus are as relevant for websites and logos as they are for farming. Together with some partners, we are conceptualising our own Fair digital marketplace as an alternative to the existing players (please contact us if you want to contribute).

Meet the Lions

Wycliffe

Project Manager

Lisha

Sales Manager

Isaya

Web Developer

Jactone

Project Manager

Joan

Web Developer

Adan

Graphic Designer

David

Web Developer

Peter

Graphic Designer

What We Offer

What Our Customers Say

Leon Franken

KarmaKollektiv

"Digital Lions created an absolutely great logo for our fair and direct trades. The workflow with the team was great... the result [was] outstanding. We can highly recommend the agency because of the vision and mission of the company, as well as for the great work."

"True to character the lions had the heart to take on an enormous task and created a beautiful website, reflecting the diversity, high quality and beauty of Fair Trade Enterprises and their products from around the world.”

Jette Ladiges

WFTO

Edwin Ottichilo

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

"We're highly satisfied with Digital Lion’s services and can only recommend their work."

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