CHARITABLE CAUSES - UgandaMade: Beautifully Hand-Crafted Sustainable Wedding Decor From Uganda

3rd August 2020


CHARITABLE CAUSES - UgandaMade: Beautifully Hand-Crafted Sustainable Wedding Decor From Uganda - Emily Ward PhotographyEmily Ward Photography

UgandaMade was established to support sustainable incomes for rural women living on the Nile riverbank in Uganda. A selection of beautiful, biodegradable products are handmade using only natural and locally available materials (including our packaging). A story of passion, impact, and care has been at the heart of each product design and the development process, initiated by UgandaMade founder, Jenny Farmer, hand in hand with our local ladies. 

Our Products

CHARITABLE CAUSES - UgandaMade: Beautifully Hand-Crafted Sustainable Wedding Decor From Uganda - buntingCHARITABLE CAUSES - UgandaMade: Beautifully Hand-Crafted Sustainable Wedding Decor From Uganda - confetti and loofah pot scrubbersOur handwoven bunting is produced from banana leaves and are all hand-woven by our lovely group of talented weavers. These are perfect decorations for weddings with an ethical and eco-friendly focus. We’re able to produce a range of colours and lengths based on your style preference, from natural no dye, vegan options to bright, vibrant colour schemes. Just let us know your theme!

Heart shape table decorations and biodegradable confetti are cut from strips of banana tree stem, so every piece is unique! Confetti can be ordered individually wrapped in banana fibre packets, or loose and is available in varying quantities as requested. Feel free to get in contact to check how much you might need for your special day. Alternatively, our hearts also make great crafting materials- be it kids arts and crafts or homemade greeting cards, they add a touch of love to it all!

Our natural loofah dish scrubbers are prepared by Lydia, a mother of 6 living in Jinja, Uganda. Despite being completely unprocessed, they’re both long-lasting (often two months use) and don’t retain odours like other dishcloths. They’re perfect for scrubbing those dishes, before being popped in the compost once they’re past their best!

Our Objective

CHARITABLE CAUSES - UgandaMade: Beautifully Hand-Crafted Sustainable Wedding Decor From Uganda - the artisans Our objective is to provide an environmentally friendly, sustainable source of income to our community via the women in the household, giving them more power over how home finances are sourced and spent. Having received training on quality control, our women can work on the UgandaMade products at home, fitting their work in amongst their busy daily life of cooking, caring for children, cleaning, fetching water and collecting firewood (amongst many other tasks!). As a result of their UgandaMade income, they are able to help support their families, enabling them to pay school fees and access medical care that would otherwise be unaffordable. In addition to this, the women also have a close-knit saving circle, into which they can safely save money over the year. They all have great ambitions for their savings, ranging from setting up new businesses to purchasing livestock!

Whilst supporting the UgandaMade women through direct payment for the products, we also re-invest a proportion of profits from UgandaMade sales into Bubugo Conservation Trust; an organisation working for positive social and environmental outcomes along the Nile riverbank where our UgandaMade women live. 

Help support rural women as they work creatively to craft you individual, natural, handmade items and please check out our Etsy shop or contact us at info@ugandamade.org for any custom orders! 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on new products and offers from UgandaMade as well as our project initiatives with the Bubugo Conservation Trust!  


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