Woven Placemats from Uganda
The all natural fibers - including raffia, sweetgrass and sisal - in this set of placemats to create a lively, earthen, everyday staple.
Expert weaving brings the tabletop new warmth, and shows off separate shelf pieces with a bright, refreshing sense of organic beauty.
These placemats evoke abundance in a full table setting and offer natural charm under plants, bathroom displays or shelved artifacts.
Each of these breathtaking designs was handmade by a talented woman in rural Uganda. They use the raffia plant and banana fibers to weave them together.
We exclusively use responsibly harvested local materials like raffia, elephant grass and sisal when weaving our wall statement pieces, and every color you see is drawn from organic natural dyes. This eco-protective process brings organic living at home, and peace of mind at heart.
Early on in their careers, our weavers learn how to grow and harvest their own materials. That way, once they advance their weaving skills and save up enough money, they can employ people in their communities to help harvest the fibers on their behalf as they weave. It is part of our business model to teach our artisans to experience accountability in the supply chain because it empowers them to be independent.
- Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
- Made in Uganda
- Products are made from all natural fibers of raffia and banana fibers
- Organic dyes are used to dye the raffia
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
Care: Do not submerge in water. If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean. Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
Made in an ethical, fair trade environment. Handwoven by a cooperative of women located in rural Uganda this one of a kind piece takes days to complete.