Shopping Bag from Uganda

These shopping bags made by Ugandan artisans come in cool African patterns and are perfect for carrying smaller purchases, laptops, notebooks, or even shoes.

The handles are long enough for the bag to be worn over the shoulder. Inside, there is a small pocket where you can store your keys or mobile phone. A small black textile label with Mondo logo is sewn between the side seams.

 

With the purchase, you support not only women’s entrepreneurship in Uganda, but also an environmentally friendly lifestyle by reducing the use of plastic bags, Good for you, good for nature, good for the women of Uganda!

 

For pattern 1, the position of the light oval on the bag may vary.

 

Dimensions: 38×42 cm, handle length 66 cm

Material: Cotton.

Fabrics can give color, wash separately at 30 degrees.

 

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.