Never before as a global community have we realized that we are all connected through this pandemic. They are times such as these that we need to pull together and support one another. Let's do our part and stay safe for our community by wearing a face mask while in public settings.
For every mask purchased, Ubuntu Life will give a mask to members of our community in Kenya.
We are creating non-medical grade face masks to help protect our community from the spread of COVID_19. These masks are reusable, washable & designed for comfort from repurposed materials from our production line.
One size fits all (9.5cm x 21cm) with tie closure.
Tie closure offers the most comfort & adaptability. Allowing you to secure your mask and adjust to your face. Comfort is key & these are the most comfortable for all-day wear!
Sublimation printed Kuba cloth design
Our goals are to provide our global community with reliable and safe masks while keeping our Maker Mums employed and empowered.
We recommend washing your mask before the first wear & after each time-worn in public.
Handmade by our Maker Mums in Maai Mahiu, Kenya
*Please understand that this mask is not a replacement for medical-grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of COVID-19. Please continue to practice social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.
Shopping for someone, but not sure what handmade product they'd love? Look no further than an Ubuntu Life gift card. Every purchase supports meaningful, sustainable jobs in Maai Mahiu, Kenya!
Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards also have no additional processing fees.
With lots of LOVE & Many thanks, Happy Holidays!
The Weekender - Black & Eggshell
Going out of town for the weekend? Our new Weekender is just what you need for a fun-filled trip! Roomy & easy for weekend trips or for those who need a bit more room during the workweek.
This bag is the quintessential multi-purpose bag. Throw your towel, SPF, portable speaker & hit the road. We love its functionality and bright & playful design.
100% Natural cotton canvas
Hand screen printed Kuba Cloth pattern
Lead-free water-based inks used for silk screen printing
Magnetic button closure
Internal zipper pocket with YKK zipper closure to secure smaller essential items
All leather straps & trims are sourced from one of Kenya's finest & oldest tanneries
Roomy main compartment
Reinforced leather handles - allowing your bag to hold up to 40lbs.
Piping seams running vertically along the sides of the bag & around the bottom of the bag, help give the bag a standing structure & reinforces the seems of the bag making this super sturdy!
A symbolic 36° diagonal stitch which represents our factory location in Kenya is located on the front of each bag.
Hand beaded tab made by our Maasai Maker Mums
Every product supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya
Please note - Each Kuba Cloth pattern varies in each product due to the handmade nature - they are uniquely different JUST LIKE YOU!
14” H X 19" W + 7" strap drop
To spot treat, wet the Wash & Stain Barand gently work into the stained area(s). Remove soap and dirt with a wet Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth—be sure to remove all soap. Dampen the cloth as needed, and repeat the process until satisfied.
If necessary, gently wipe your print with a soft cloth that has been slightly dampened with water. Never use chemicals to clean your print. When doing so ensure that all leather parts are carefully protected from water.
Absolutely LOVE this bag! Perfect for my spa day and holds so much! The inside zipper pocket plus the attached bag holds smaller things east to find. My favorite go-to bag. And the best part is where it came from!
Took a while to get here, BUT, I LOVE IT. The handles I especially appreciate, very sturdy. I love big bags & this fit the bill, plus I LOVE African prints. Thank you & BLESSINGS to all the artisans.
I love my bag it's beautiful I had got it for a gift for my mother-in-law for Christmas and I know she is going to love it too. It also came in a nice covering bag as well. I brought the large tote bag. It is so nice I almost kept it for myself but I'm not. It's a gift. But... I will be buying 3 more one for me one for my two sisters. You too will love this bag .
I will upload photos when I use for my upcoming weekender. It is absolutely fabulous, great quality and design. It's better than the expected!!
I absolutely love the two large bags in black and white, the craftsmanship and details have far exceeded my expectations. They arrived each wrapped in a reusable cloth bag, the stitching, graphics and design of both items is now my personal statement when I am traveling. Thank you and keep designing new fabulous items for the world to enjoy
I have been looking at this bag for awhile and finally purchased....so happy I did! I love it!
Love the bag! Perfect size, wonderful stylish print, hefty, well-made, perfect tote for carrying all the things I might need…
I love my new bag. The colors are beautiful a d the quality is exceptional! Buying the matching tote.
Can't choose a photo to show it in action... It is a gift for my daughter in law. I know that she will love it, though.
Love it except it needs a stronger magnet closure…won’t stay closed with a reasonable amount of contents.
I was so pleased at the quality of the product I received. It is the perfect size to use to take to the beach or travel with on a long weekend. The handle is beautiful and I appreciated the bag it was shipped inside. I highly recommend this unique and attractive tote.
Love, love, love these bags! Everyone else does too - I’m back to buy one for my Sister’s BDay (I wouldn’t give her mine). They are well made and beautiful. Thank you.
Got my bag today…I LOVE IT SO BEAUTIFUL…
the bag was bigger then expected.. and I love it.. can’t wait to show it off. I want one in every color.. thank you for such a beautiful bag..
Everything I wanted as far as quality, size, workmanship. When using as a weekend bag snap has a tendency to pop open. Wish it zipped.
Beautiful bag! Very roomy and comfortable leather handle. Well made and love it’s uniqueness.
Great bag. Well made. Thank you!
Love this bag! Firstly, it feels great to be able to support a business like this as opposed to a large corporation. Second, the shipping was incredibly fast and everything came exactly as pictured. We even received a really nice bag..that the bag was stored in! I bought this for my mom for Mother's Day and she's soooo excited to start using this.
The bag just arrived and I’ve already packed it for the pool tomorrow. Love the sturdy fabric, the bold black and eggshell graphic print and the comfortable handles. I do wish the description and dimensions had indicated that it was a bucket bag 14”H x 19”D. but it is a great bag. Looking forward to using it a lot.
This bag is gorgeous and super well made. Can’t wait to take her out!
Beautifully designed bag; it’s deep, sturdy and quality made; the mud cloth is authentic; and big enough for plenty of items! Great buy! LOVE IT!!
I absolutely love my bag!!!! I use for school and it fits everything I need!
I love this bag and getting ready to sport on vacation after a year in quarantine! The bag is so well made and stylish!
Happy to support Ubuntu Life!
Love this bag. Different design and seems to be well made
Love the Funky vibe of the material! Just what I was hoping for!
Great quality and beauty!
Love the bag.
What got my attention was the beautiful black and ivory geometric print,
love the leather combination but once I got the back I realized that it was a great bucket bag which the photos didn’t show it .
I was very pleased with the quality of the Weekender - Black & Eggshell bag.
This bag is AMAZING!! It’s a really nice heavy canvas. The colors are vibrant. The quality is exceptional.
I love my Ubuntu travel bag! Beautifully made!
This bag is IT!!!!
OMG - I just received the 'Weekend' bag. It is STUNNING!!!
I am giving this bag as a gift, so I can't speak to the functionality... but I LOVE that it comes in its own protective gift bag! Very snazzy. Silly, but I also loved the black and white tape on the mailing box. Just that extra touch that makes me want to support this company. It arrived in a timely fashion too!
I really love this bag. It’s beautiful and truly a great size for a quick weekend getaway. I’ve only used it once and got so many compliments.
Although I haven’t used it for the beach yet!! It has been perfect for carrying all my necessary and unnecessary (lol) items for backyard COVID-19 quaint gatherings. I can get everything in this bag and it keeps it’s beautiful shape which is what I loved the most... The quality of the bag is top notch! My family and friends have already made purchases after seeing my bag, shoes and mask... What can I say Ubuntu Life has made me a trendsetter, LOL!!!
Will make a great gift and it sturdy coNstruction is just what will be needed for the beach.
This bag is gorgeous. I thought it was a 'beach bag' but it is more like stunning arm jewelry.
I love it.
Red Skinny LOVE Bracelet
Our iconic LOVE bracelet. Lovingly handmade with delicate Japanese beads by our collective of Maasai Maker Mums. Made to beautifully mix & match with our seasonal assortment of tribal bracelets. Choose three or four as stocking stuffers or for a heartfelt hostess gift. Don't forget to keep one for yourself!
Handmade in Ngong Hills, Kenya
Materials: Genuine-leather / glass beads. We recommend this item to not get wet.
Size:New adjustable closure! Easy sliding knot closure with a circumference of 6” closed to 10” open for a more comfortable fit
One size fits all
Every red bead bracelet supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya!
Gave it as a gift for Christmas with a couple other Ubuntu bracelets and my nephew put them on right out of the bag! Big hit!! In fact, I gave just about everyone on my Christmas list a LOVE bracelet with matching accent bracelets and they are all very happy with them! ❤️
I bought these for my 3 granddaughters-they’re beautiful
I LOVE this item
Well put together & got here fast
First time I bought the red and white LOVE
I must keep this one ❤️
A piece of Art!!!
Really pretty. I love this bracelet!
Very comfortable & beautiful
They came in a timely manner. They look better in person, sturdy and well made.
The image does not do it justice. Its so much more beautiful in person. Great materials, such attention to detail and the color superb! and it fit perfectly. I love the bag it comes in. Just beautiful all around!!!!
The bracelet came way quicker than expected. And it's so cute! Might wind up having to get more colors to add to my bracelet rotation!
Love this little bracelet! Love the colors and the craftsmanship. Great quality!
I love this bracelet! I am buying more for gifts as the gift will also serve the women who made them!
Happy to support this wonderful business! The quality is great.
Bracelets were easy to order, received them quickly and love them
Gave this to my daughter for Valentines Day! Beautifully crafted.
I love it! Handmade beautifully and fits well. My wrists are small so it adjusts to my needs perfectly. I got the red and it’s a lovely red. I highly recommend for this wonderful cause. “I am because you are”. Love ❤️ Love
Love, Love, Love!
I love the bracelets and bought three for gifts. I was disappointed that there was only one cloth gift bag included.
Wonderful bracelets! I bought them for me and my sons and we all love them. Thank you. Beautiful craftsmanship and packaging.
Well made and so easy to secure on my wrist. I’m happily spreading love as I wear if.
Love my new love bracelet!!
These bracelets are vibrant, well-made, and make a lovely statement. I wear them everyday!
I "LOVE" my bracelet! Have not taken it off since I received it....can't wait to order more
Wore my first one every day for years. Very sad when it finally gave up. Now I wear this one everyday!
Perfect in every way!
I love this bracelet and the cause it represents.
Just LOVE ❤️ it. Saving for more
I LOVE my LOVE bracelet! Beautiful quality and Vibrant colors! Fast shipping too!!!
So beautiful!!!!! I can’t wait to give this gift. It’s perfect !!!!
I wanted to buy a product to support Ubuntu and was so happy to learn that this bracelet also allowed me to help support the fight against AIDS. What a great partnership.
Chunky Cuff Duo
The latest addition to our jewelry metal collection, the Chunky Cuff Duo is born from our lifelong affinity for stacking and layering our bangles, bracelets, and cuffs. We set out to design the perfect addition to any collection — a cuff set that can be both bold and refined. The beauty is that these cuffs can be worn together or individually. You decide! They are incredibly versatile, making them a timeless and essential part of any jewelry collection.
Handmade by artisans in Kenya
Material: Hand cast recycled brass
Clear coating finishing
Sizing: (S/M) - 45mm (h) x 55mm (w) with an 27mm opening
Care: To keep your bracelet looking shiny, we recommend a gentle metal polisher for occasionally cleaning and a soft cloth to remove tarnish. To better preserve the bracelet, we recommend to not wear them in water.
These bracelets are beautiful, but way too small to fit on an adult wrist, and possibly a child's.
Gorgeous, but waaayyy too small.
I wish I had taken the reviews more seriously. There were four 5-star reviews at the time of my purchase, and two of them said (in a nutshell), these bracelets are beautiful, but they are too small. I am going to add my voice to that chorus. But they are so lovely, I didn't want to believe the other reviewers.
These bracelets are beautiful, but they are way too small. They are simple, stylish and beautifully classic. They are clearly well made, and they have such a nice heavy weight. I can see them being part of a simple and sophisticated look -- white tee-shirt, jeans and these bracelets. But they aren't any good to me if I can't wear them.
I am 5'7" and height-weight proportionate. My bone structure is simply too large for these bracelets. I would say if you are a petite person or you have a delicate bone structure or you are buying these for a young person, you're good to go. Buy them. Enjoy them. Wear them with joy. But if any of those situations is not you, I would say don't bother ordering them. You'll have to send them back or give them away.
I love this company, and I will definitely be back for more products; however, I am unlikely to buy bracelets from Ubuntu again.
I absolutely loved the bracelets, unfortunately, my wrists are too small and I had to return them. Which was very easy. I have bought a lot of items from their store for myself and as gifts. I love what they stand for.
I like wearing each separately or together. Fits well and feels good on my arm.
I love the Chunky Cuff duo very much. Unfortunately it is too small for my arm. Due to the delivery costs, I cannot return it. I will probably give it away to one in my family and friends community, who will love it, like I do.
You should think about an online shop in Europe :-) Thanks a lot, you have beautiful things.
I love love ❤️ these open cuffs. They are so well made. The beauty and quality exceeds my expectations. They look like real gold. Gorgeous.!
Single Strand Beaded Bracelet - Rainbow Multi
Our most stackable bracelet yet! The new Single Strand Beaded Bracelet is perfect for wearing on its own for apop of color or paired along with our classic leather and woven bracelets. These handmade stackable bracelets are a party for your wrist! Buy one for you and one for your friends and family. A hand-beaded treat that everyone can join.
Handmade in Ngong Hills, Kenya
Materials: Glass beads / Nylon cord
Size:Large. The bracelet is 16.7 cm when closed and opens to 25 cm.
Adjustable sliding knot closure. Pull-on sides of bracelets to open the bracelet & pull on strings to close it securely.
Every product supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya!
Vibrant colors, comfortable fit, and was true to what was advertised. I really love the selections I made.
I love it! So colorful and for an amazing cause. ✌
I bought 5 different single strand beaded bracelets and love them all! They look great together or stacked with other bracelets. They look especially good with my LOVE bracelets from Ubuntu. They are simple but colorful and are adjustable, so they should fit most people. These are wonderful for you or as gifts.
Beautiful and good quality bracelets. Exactly as shown.
Very satisfied with my bracelet!
WELL MADE & DELIVERED ASAP. THANKS SO MUCH!
Nicely done. Thank you
Will definitely repurchase!!! Love the colors, dainty but powerful
Love these beautiful bracelets!!! I’ll need to hide them from my daughter and wife , they loved them so much they may end up missing