2014 Catalogue Edirisa Crafts

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1 2014 Catalogue Edirisa Crafts is a project within Edirisa UK promoting and developing handmade crafts made locally by Ugandan women. By teaching new skills and preserving traditional crafts, this project gives women the chance to earn a living where income opportunities are otherwise scarce. We are part of the Fair Trade community and the women benefit from a stable business relationship and consistent professional training and product development. 2

2 CONTENTS CONTENTS INFO BOX: Edirisa UK workshops...2 CLOTHING Womens...3 INFO BOX: Edirisa UK Craft Product Development...4 Kids...5 Mens...6 His n Her s...7 INFO BOX: Edirisa UK Volunteer Promgramme...8 BAGS Backpacks...9 Shoulder bags ACCESSORIES Purses Computer cases Toiletry Jewellery INFO BOX: Edirisa UK Education project BASKETWARE Raffia baskets HOME Dining In Living INFO BOX: Edirisa UK Health Projects INFO BOX: EDIRISA UK WORKSHOPS Edirisa UK designed various workshops empowering women to work towards a sustainable future of their own in their own community. Our fulltime tailors share their knowledge and skills, training women to make some of the products shown in this catalogue. Edirisa UK purchase all the products made to sell in their shops at Lake Bunyonyi and to clients nationally and internationally thus creating a sustainable income for the local women. Our workshops also include teaching English, basic first aid, health and nutrition, which are taught by our valued international volunteers and are imperative to improving the lives of the locals we work with. NOTE ABOUT OUR KITENGYE PRODUCTS: This quality fabric is 100% cotton, and will soften considerably after a couple of washes 3

3 Information and order forms CLOTHING - women classic wrap dress A very flattering dress, and one of our most popular styles. Due to the design and cut, it comes in one size and really does fit all shapes! Item code: KTC100 Size: One size sundress Fantastic for the beach and equally great for a night out, this dress comes in a wide range of bold prints and vibrant colours. Item code: KTC101 Size: One size 4

4 Wrap skirt Much like the wrap dress, this classic style skirt looks fabulous on all shapes and sizes and sits comfortably on the waist or hip for that added length. Now that s a wrap! Item code: KTC2601 (long) Item code: KTC600 (short) INFO BOX: EDIRISA UK CRAFTS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Within Edirisa UK s craft project, we are committed to ensuring a fair and stable business relationship with our craft groups who make a variety of products from raffia such as the basket wear, jewellery and tablemats (as seen in this catalogue). We purchase the materials in Kampala and then sell them to the group for a small fee. We are constantly researching innovative ideas so the women can create new products, keeping it fresh, interesting and challenging, adding to their skills and knowledge. All profits are fed back into the groups through the various training programmes such as tailoring, knitting, English, health and nutrient (refer to info box page three). 5

5 CLOTHING - kids sundress The perfect little dress for those hot summer days and warm nights. Elastic smocked bodice and extendable straps allow for those growth spurts! Item Code: KTC102 Size: 1-3 Item code: KTC103 Size: 4-6 Item code: KTC104 Size: 7-9 tops and shorts Cute as a button: these outfits, sold separately are the perfect choice for boys and girls with an elasticised waist and loose fitting tops Top Item code: KTC800 Item code: KTC801 Item code: KTC802 Size: 1-3 Size: 4-6 Size: 7-9 Shorts Item code: KTC500 Item code: KTC501 Item code: KTC502 Size: 1-3 Size: 4-6 Size: 7-9 6

6 CLOTHING- men shorts Board shorts in a range of funky kitengye material with lined pockets. A favourite with our customers! Item code: KTC503 Item code: KTC504 Item code: KTC505 Size: L Size: M Size: S shirts A classic design with an African twist, this shirt with a bold kitengye print is a staple to any mans wardrobe. Comes in a variety of colours and prints. Short sleeve Item Code: KTC401 Size: L Item Code: KTC400 Size: S Long sleeve Item Code:KTC402 Size:L Item Code: KTC403 Size:S ties Bold designs with colours to match all shirts, these ties are set to compliment any shirt and also make great gifts. Item code: KTC700 7

7 HIS N HERS.. what s his is hers relaxing trousers The perfect lounging pants designed for comfort and versatility, with side pockets, elastic waistband and ankles. Item code: KTC900 Size: One size dressing gowns Wrap yourself up in the luxury of the kitengye gown, complete with 2 front pockets and cuffs. Stunning designs and colours to choose from. Item code: KTC200 Size: one size 8

8 Kikoys with a twist...this gorgeous kitenge kikoy has a multi coloured braided edging and is a must have for everyone s wardrobe! perfect for the beach, lounging around or just because... Item code: KTC300. INFO BOX: EDIRISA UK VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME Edirisa UK run an international volunteering programme in the south west corner of Uganda, bringing together volunteers from near and afar. Our programme offers an opportunity for people of all ages and walks of life to work in conjunction with the local community in a sustainable manner at the grassroots level. Projects include educational, healthcare, special needs and craft. This hands-on and rewarding cultural experience really does make a difference. So if you have a few weeks to spare or keen to stay much longer then jump onto our website and check out how to get involved. Just do it! 9

9 BAGS... all for one and one for all Yoga bags Yoga gurus eat your heart out with these gorgeously vibrant bags fitting one standard sized yoga mat and a button down pocket on the outside to keep your small essentials in during your practice... Item code: KTB400 adult backpack This incredibly comfortable, lightweight bag features an inside pocket, a drawstring fastening at the top and ties to close at front. Item code: KTB100 childrens backpack One size bigger than the babypack, with a padded flap in the shape of an elephants face, this great little big bag is a hit amongst the older kids. Item code: KTB102 baby backpack This cute little backpack is a fantastic for toddlers and children and big enough for all their favourite toys. Item code: KTB102 10

10 patched bag Complete with a contrasting fabric patch decorated with flowers or brightly coloured buttons. Item code: KTB302 Size: L braided bag Another of our popular designs, with an eye-catching braided handle, this bag features a panelled design to break up the bolder kitengye fabric with a contrasting fabric, Item code: KTB300 Item code: KTB301 Size: L Size: S simple bag A classic shape, fastens with a zip and features an inside pocket Item code: KTB305 Item code: KTB306 shopping bag It s easy to say no to plastic when carrying this great little big bag in a bag. Item code: KTB200 Size: L Size: S 11

11 ACCESSORIES and all that jazz purses money banana fibre Made from natural banana fibres and designed for carrying coins, this durable purse is fully lined with a zip fastener and comes in a variety of shades and colours. Items code: NFA400 Size: L Item code: NFA401 Size: S This handy padded purse is the perfect size to carry your cash and comes in a variety of kitengye patterns. Item code: KTP400 iphone case By popular request, we have produced this handy little pocket to protect your phone. Velcro fastening for easy access and a decorative button... never be without one! beaded Locally handmade paper bead purses unique to Uganda, a fantastic addition to our money purses Item code: NFA402 Item code: KTP106 - Fits all sizes of iphone. 12

12 computer cases With a stunning array of colours to choose from, all our technology cases have protective foam, zip fastening and outside pockets to store all your bits and bobs. ipads Item code: KPT100 Item code: KTP101 kindle/e-reader Item code: KTP102 one size Size :standard Size : mini laptops Item code: KTP103 Size: Large ( 35cm x 28cm) Item code: KTP104 Size: Macbook Item code: KTP105 Size: Small (31cm x 21cm) 13

13 toiletry bags shower This draw-string circular bag is great for holding those large bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body scrubs. Comes in an exciting range of. colours and prints Item code: KTP500 toiletry Designed to carry an array of lotions and potions you might need when away from home. Item code: KTP600 jewellery A new addition to our toiletry range and a small version of the shower bag, this little jewel is perfect for carrying exactly that. Item code: KTP200 make-up A great little bag for all your make-up and hair essentials. Item code: KTP300 14

14 jewellery earrings Made from raffia by our craft groups, with an amazing selection of colours, the earrings are a great accessory, and make great little gifts too. Item code: NFJ202 Item code: NFJ201 Small/Medium Large paper beads Colourful paper twisted several times to form beads and coated with a strong varnish for longevity. An amazing work of art. Necklace Item code: NFJ301 (long) Item code: NFJ300 (short) Bracelet Item code:nfj102 (large) Item code: NFJ103 (small) 15

15 ... and more stuff belt Weaved from raffia, and coloured with natural dyes, this looks fantastic with jeans, dresses and skirts. So come on, belt up! Item code: NFA102 INFO BOX: EDIRISA UK EDUCATION PROJECTS Since 2006, Edirisa UK has supported 4 nursery schools in South Western Uganda including the construction and continual development. We have implemented a child-centred method of education to enrich the Ugandan education system and have seen a marked increase in performance levels and are optimistic for the future of our nursery education programmes. Furthermore, Edirisa UK works in partnership with the Special Needs Education Centre in Kitanga, which is the only Special Needs school in the region. Edirisa UK has assisted the school since it was established by helping with construction, maintenance, educational development and enrichment. headband The headband is multi-layered so you can expand it for big hair, or keep it slim for a sleeker look. The headband is made with strong elastic on the underside. Item code: KTA100 16

16 BASKETWARE.. there s never enough! kasese baskets Simply stunning in a gorgeous array of vibrant colours, these baskets make a great centrepiece on any table. Item code: NFB203 Item code: NFB202 Size: XL Size: L bread basket One of our biggest sellers, this strong raffia bread basket comes in several colours with handles on either side and is dressed with kitengye that ties at either side. Item code: NFB100 with kitengye lining Item code: NFBKT101 jewellery box The perfect little box to keep those precious gems in. Made from natural raffia fibre Item code: NFB300 17

17 HOME... dining in apron and pot holders Calling all cooks our gorgeous kitengye apron and matching pot holders are a great addition to your kitchen. The apron has a contrasting pocket and fastens at the neck and back to suit any height or age. Apron and Pot Holders Item code: KTH100 raffia tablemats and coasters Simple and elegant, these tablemats and coasters are made from natural raffia fibres and come in a variety of colours. tablemats Item code: NFB503 Size: L coasters Item code: NFB500 18

18 tableware Our dining sets come with matching tablecloths, placemats, napkins, aprons, pot holders and bread baskets. tablecloths All edged with contrasting borders and come in two sizes. Item code: KTH cm x 120cm Item code: KTH cm x 120cm 19

19 tablemats An exciting range of bold and colorful reversible mats featuring kitengye fabric in the centre with a contrasting back and border. Item code: KTH600 (set of 6) Item code: KTH601 (set of 2) napkins (6) Team up with the tablemats these large napkins will compliment any table setting. Item code: KTH300 20

20 HOME living cushion covers Bring a little of East Africa to your home! Our cushion covers are a great accessory for your bedroom, sitting room or even dining room! They come with button fastenings, easy to remove and wash and make fantastic presents! Cushion fillers are not provided. Item code: KTH200 Size: 45cm x 45cm INFO BOX: EDIRISA UK HEALTH PROJECTS One of the main pillars of Edirisa UK s activities is our health initiative. To date we have provided more than 90 household water tanks to remote villages in the Kabale District. We have worked together with medical volunteers from Slovenia to provide de-worming for children, HIV testing and dental care. We also run basic health and nutrition workshops including first aid. Our health clinic on Bwama Island, Lake Bunyonyi opened in The clinic was planned and completed with the cooperation of the District Health Office and equipped by the University of Slovenia's Tropical Medical School. It provides health services to all the communities around the lake. 21


22 If you are in Uganda please come and see us at any of our 3 shops located at Lake Bunyoni: Lakeview Coffee Shop, Kachwekano, Lake Bunyoni Birdnest at Bunyoni Resort, Lake Bunyoni Overland Resort, Lake Bunyoni 23

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