Pot holders from Uganda

These pot holders, made of colourful African fabrics, are made by a group of disabled women in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

The pot holders have pockets, and the cotton linings are made of fabrics with different patterns. They have a loop, with which it is easy to hang the holders on a hook. An additional lining between two layers of fabric protects your hands from heat. Since the pot holders are made of cotton, they are not suitable for handling extremely hot objects.


Materials: Cotton, polyurethane foam.

The fabrics may bleed. Wash separately at 30°C.

Dimensions: 20cm x 20cm


Each product is handmade, often by women who lack basic numeracy skills and cannot use a tape measure. However, they put all their love and care into each product. We hope that you find the tiny differences in size, pattern, and colors of each product charming!

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All our products made in Uganda are created by 5 young women, who are wheelchair-bound. They operate under the name Kampala Disabled Initiatives, and they own a shop-atelier in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, which was established with help from NGO Mondo and Estonian development assistance. Pictured is one of KDI-s seamstresses, Night Nalwoga (35), who loves working at the atelier, because it has a great atmosphere, and creates the feeling that the women are “doing their own thing”. Night says that through working together in the cooperation, the women have learned to trust and support each other, work hard, and be more independent. During the years 2014-2015, designer Liina Viira was in Kampala to help the women, and on the picture, Night is holding the Weekender bag, designed by Liina and made by herself.