Yoga Mat Bag from Uganda
Yoga mat bags of cheerful African fabrics bring joyfulness into the heart and onto the yoga mat both on bright summer days and dark November evenings.
Yoga mat bags made by young Ugandan artisans are made of cotton and make journeying through the city with a yoga mat stylish and comfortable. The bag has one long strap made of cotton fabric, with which you can carry it over your shoulder. The mouth of the bag closes with a simple cord.
Materials: Cotton, synthetic cord.
The fabrics may bleed. Wash separately at 30°C.
Medium (M): bottom diameter 15 cm, length 67 cm
Large (L): bottom diameter 18 cm, length 71 cm
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!
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.