Weekender Bag from Uganda

Weekender is a comfy bag for weekend getaways, but it will quickly become a favorite for those who like to carry around stuff from laptops and rubber boots to a couple of unfinished novels.

This awesomely capacious bag with slightly quilted cotton lining can be worn over the shoulder or in hand. It has a simple pocket in front and inside. The bottom is made of black fabric and is also quilted. The mouth of the bag closes with a zipper.

 

Materials: Cotton, polyurethane foam, synthetic straps.

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

Dimensions: 57cm x 45cm x 25cm

 

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.