Creative Director Amal Wilemon discovered these exquisite paintings from an artisan selling his artwork in a small stall just off the road in Senegal's capital city of Dakar. Painted directly onto glass, these fragile pieces have traveled from West Africa to our Maker Studio in Maai Mahiu, East Africa, to our offices in Austin, and on to you. One of a kind and only one piece each; get yours quick!
Say hello to your new everyday bag! The Go-To tote is perfect for heading out to work or for a weekend stroll to the farmers market. The leather straps fit comfortably over your shoulder, making it easy to transition from Summer to Fall. You will make your entrance into any room with our bold, hand screen printed Kuba print.
The inspiration of our Kuba Cloth bag collection is to take a historical print & give it new life through the beautiful people working at Ubuntu Life. Kuba cloth is a unique textile from the Democratic Republic of the Congo known for its elaborate & complex design. We are proud to showcase this historical pattern using a modern approach while each step is done by hand.
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
The roomy main compartment comfortably fits your notebook, 13" laptop & water bottle, or your weekend farmer’s market haul!
A symbolic 36° diagonal stitch which represents our factory location in Kenya is located on the front
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!
17" H X 13" W + 9" 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.
perfect bag I got lots of complements, LOVE IT❤❤❤
Love the design and space inside the bag!
I can't wait to use. I'm planning to Scotch Guard it first.
I ordered a second one I like it so much, great looking, perfect size, very well made
I was so excited to receive my bags! The packaging is even gorgeous! The bags are beautiful and high quality. Love them!
It very roomy I use every day and good workmanship beautiful I got all 3 different color is time I ordered for my daughter I’m sure she will love it too
Love this bag. Very well made and stylish. TOO CUTE!
I ordered the tote but I was sent the weekender. I’ve sent 2 emails and gotten no response. The bag is beautiful but much too big for everyday use and I’d like to get the bag that I ordered.
The merging of beauty and utility! I love, love, love this tote bag. The pattern is gorgeous and it is well made and sturdy. Fits everything I need to get me through a busy day. Definitely plan on buying again from this wonderful company!
The tote I ordered arrived quickly, and was every bit of the quality as promised. The pattern is cool, and I got multiple compliments on it the first day I used it!
Very prompt delivery and lovely, well made and roomy bag.. ! so excited with this purchase
Great looking classy tote. Goes with everything
Love the size, the stitching details, and the print. I could have used one more side pocket, but the one pocket inside is large. I’ll make it work!! ❤️
I’ve been carrying this as my purse for several months, and it still looks brand new! The handle edges have stayed intact—unlike any designer purse I’ve carried for long! The quality is superb. And of course the purchase benefits and empowers people. <3
Love the pattern, good size, came promptly
My bag arrived today. I'm totally in love with it. It's roomy, so well made, and beautiful! I would love if it had an additional pocket, but the one it has is very roomy. This is a wonderful bag to own. Thanks!
I love my tote! It is so well made and very roomy! The beautiful pattern is eye catching. The craftsmanship is remarkable and definitely not like any bag you buy in the store.
I love this roomy bag, added a tassel for color and will be using this from now on! Great big zippered pocket inside and bought a small and large zippered pouches from Ubuntu which keep the inside organized. Definitely room for tablet or lap top! Sturdy bag with quality details, totally fabulous!
Beautiful, fun bag, high quality!
I love this tote! It’s large enough for a day of shopping, the beach, or even as an overnight bag. Great looking and
well made, I look forward to years of use of this lovely bag. Please thank those talented women for me!
Love this bag! The quality is 1st Class. Its very sturdy and can be used for so many things!
Love it nice work got so much like from my friends I also got one for my friend love lovr
Beautiful tote and markings. Plenty of room for everything a person will carry. I'm glad I bought!
This tote is gorgeous, roomy, sturdy and very well made. It’s what I hoped it would be. I love it!!!
Very well made, sturdy and absolutely beautiful!
This bag is just wonderful though I do wish I’d purchased the bigger one. Next time
Just Beautiful. Tons of space!
Very good quality. Love it
The bag is very substantial. I bought the black & eggshell and love the colors. I had a minor question & contacted the company. Very quick response & totally satisfactory answer. My purchase was a present but I will buy one for myself. Highly recommend.
The bag is beautiful and very well made. It was delivered quickly. Very pleased.
OMG! Received my bag today. Such a statement piece and great quality! Happy to support and be a blessing to Kenya. Will definitely be purchasing other products.
I love this bag, it checks off all my boxes. It's not only made very well but it is the perfect size & style for my needs. It adds just the right amount of sophisticated pizzaz to whatever I am wearing. I don't need any other bag so no more always carrying the same plain black bag or changing bags to suit my look!
I love it so much, I bought one in Sand for my sister & I'm seriously thinking of getting another one for myself!
Trust me, you will love it too!
Wonderful bag, stylish can put anything in it and go. Thinking of picking one up for a family member. Quick service! Perfect
I've only had this bag for a week and 3 people have stopped me to ask where I got it. I love it!
Gorgeous, excellent quality. And did I say gorgeous?!
It is such a beautiful tote! I can't wait to see my daughter open this at Christmas....
So well made and beautiful. Exactly as pictured, I cannot wait to show it off. It's an awesome size, too, and fully lined. I expect it to last a very long time because of the high quality material. Thank you!!
I love my new tote it's just the right size to carry all of my work stuff, on the weekends I load it with stuff from the market. I receive tons of compliments and I've given out your information many times. It's strong and durable, thank you again for a great product.
Beautiful tote, well made! I love it.
Design is beautiful.
Jambo,Jamgo Love my bag but most of all love the energy it brought from Kenya, heaven on earth. Thank you so so much
This tote is everything. The quality is amazing and the leather strap/handle is beautiful. I truly couldn't love it more.
Going to make a great gift. Sturdy with arresting graphic design.
This is a beautiful and beautifully made tote bag. The fabric is thick and sturdy. The workmanship is excellent!
This bag far exceeded my expectations - with sheltering in place for long I have been purchasing a lot in line and have been disappointed with so many of my purchases but not so with my beautiful bag, high quality but much bigger than what I expected. I will I’ll be ordering more items from this vendor
Great bag - well tailored with substantial canvas and well sewn handles. Doesn’t collapse on setting down - this is a pic at hair salon after several months of heavy use!
Absolutely LOVE this bag! It is now my "go to" bag for all shopping outing.
Bestie purchase I’ve made I’m so excited love love love ❤️
Bought one for me and one for my daughter in law. Mine pink hers black. Well made functional and looks like it’ll last a long while.
We are incredibly proud of this artisanal find.
These animal-print chunky beaded cuffs are an extra-special collaboration between a Nairobi-based designer and an immensely talented beading group based in Kenya's Ngong Hills.
Inspired by Africa's majestic Big Five game animals, the immaculate beadwork transports you to the African plains.
Hand-beaded on leather, smooth leather interior
This Beautiful Handcrafted Bracelet Will Be A Gift!The Craftsmanship Is Superb! Continued Success! Thank You!
I love it. So beautifully made! I may have to go back for more!
I ordered my friends the red LOVE bracelets and they loved them!
These bangles are so well made. Love it!
Lamu Mule - Indigo
Introducing the newest addition to our footwear line,the Lamu Mule! Handmade from high-quality locally sourced leather & the same comfortable jute soles as our classic Afridrilles, these leather mules will have you ready to hit the streets in style.
We have named our new Lamu Mule after Lamu Island - part of an archipelago just off the east coast of Kenya. This idyllic roadless island, full of narrow cobblestone alleyways and footpaths, old forts, and elegant rooftop cafes, inspired us to create this effortless shoe. Not only is it one of our favorite places to relax, it is also the perfect place to stroll and explore in a pair of our new Lamu Mules.
Handmadein Maai Mahiu, Kenya
Materials: Genuine Kenyan leather in a soft nubuck finish, traditional jute soles with vulcanized rubber for durability
These leather mules are rich and versatile.
Hand beaded signature tab made by our Maasai Maker Mums
Every product supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya!
Sizing: We recommend sizing 1/2 size up as they run narrow. Not available in wide sizes. The material will stretch & mold to your foot over time
Please note W is for Women's and M is for Men's when reviewing our sizing!
To learn about how to care for your Suede Lamu Mules -Here
Interested in the story behind the Mules? Read more
I love these shoes! I’m normally a size 10 (slightly wider feet) and the size 11 shoes fit perfectly. I love the color (indigo!) and they are comfy as - will be getting good use of these.
The quality is superb! Simply wonderful!!
Great looking and love the bulletin. Y’all are great God bless!
I get compliments every time I where them.
Great shoe! Color is nice and it quickly stretches to fit.
Hi. I love these espadrilles. The color is beautiful (indigo) and they are extremely well made. Shipping was on point also
My aunt loves them!!!
I love the look l am size 9 you have to go 1/2 bigger they where pretty small they look good
Beautiful, high quality shoes....comfortable and stylish! Thank you!
I ordered a 1/2 size larger and it was still a little small. Might be that my in step is higher. But love the show and gifting to my Mom for Xmas.
Great fit. Easy to wear would buy again!
Super true to size! Color even better in person will def buy more!
Love these mules! Super comfortable and easy to slip on quickly. Really great quality shoe! The leather is so soft and the color is exactly like the photo online - I got them in the Indigo. Really glad I bought them especially since I wear them almost every day!
These are my favorite pair of shoes hands down. These shoes are so comfortable and easy to wear. You can dress them up or down not to mention the quality gets a 5 star from me.
The suede on these is so amazing. I love it!
So pretty and casual. Will def get another pair!
They run a size too small
Great quality shoe. Very comfortable! Love them!
Ear Cuff - Green
Handmade ear cuff by Kapoeta by Ambia
Designed with Peacock Chinchilla and iridescent Peacock winged feathers, wire, and leather. The ear cuff is worn around the ear and can be molded/adjusted to fit the ear comfortably. A bohemian chic accessory that combines an elegant and edgy look.
Designed for right ear
Kapoeta sources feathers that are either a bi-product from small chicken farms or the fly fishing industry. Feathers that would otherwise by discarded, are ethically sourced and upcycled into accessories; no birds are harmed intentionally for their feathers.
Maltese Cross Earrings
Maltese Cross earrings handcrafted from bone with brass-plated detail, turquoise-colored cabochon.
White horn is especially rare and is ethically sourced from the Ankole cow, a breed native to the Rift Valley of East Africa, as a by-product of the food industry.
Every earring is unique as the natural color varies from piece to piece.