In the mountainous region of Western Uganda a collective of women are weaving baskets to overcome poverty.
Located in an area with few opportunities for employment, these strong women are determined to provide for their community, and the profits from the sale of these baskets go towards school fees for their children and food for their families.
The weavers of Kasese create baskets that feature intricate, geometric designs in a style that is all their own.
The skills they use are ancient, handed down from one generation to the next. Calling on their ancestors for their knowledge and skills, these women are creating a new future for themselves with a shared appreciation and reverence for nature.
"We are a committed, cohesive and hardworking group using our skill to support ourselves."
Your eco-friendly woven basket was handmade using locally sourced material. The designs on these baskets are instantly recognizable – the intricate pinwheel, bullseye, star and apex designs are their trademark. Each basket is unique and slight variations can occur due to their handmade nature. This is what makes it yours.