From 13th July HomeSense will be selling a wide range of unique handcrafted homeware from remote communities in Western Uganda. The range is part of an initiative to help some of the most disadvantaged families increase their incomes so they can afford to send their children to school.
HomeSense and TK Maxx have been working in the war torn Rwenzori region of Uganda since 2008 enabling more than 10,000 children to go to school by supporting families and farming/weaving communities to improve their skills producing cotton, cocoa, coffee and crafts to sell on the international market. In the eight years that they've been working with them the school attendance has risen from 53% of children to 94% which is amazing.
To make the beautiful baskets they use local materials and traditional weaving techniques which have been revived by 1,300 local women to craft these pieces. Prices range from £4.99 to £29.99 and the income earned for just two baskets can send a child to school for a term.
The items made from cow horn are absolutely stunning, the cow horn is a by-product of the food industry so it's just making use of an item that would normally just be thrown away. Pieces available are bowls, dishes, cups and many other decorative items ranging in price from £4.99 to £24.99.
If you would like to see more pop over to your local HomeSense store from the 13th July to see the full range.