In 2017, Uweza artists Syimon and Kevin started a t-shirt printing company. Combining savings from the sales of their paintings at the gallery and jobs they held, they purchased their first printing machine and started to spread the word among friends. They ran their new business out of their house in the 42 area of Kibera. Soon after, they decided to put their artistic skills to use and expanded their product line to include hand painted t-shirts, shoes, and bottles.
In September 2020, they wanted to further expand and opened their first physical shop in the Olympic area of Kibera. This was a bold move during a global pandemic where businesses across Kenya are struggling with losses and closures. But they knew they needed a space to be able to meet and interact with their customers more easily and to market their work to a wider audience.