Raw Wood Coasters
Inspired by the beauty of the California redwoods, and made in Uganda, these coasters bring nature indoors in an effortless, understated way. Each coaster is lightly sanded for smoothness, while maintaining the raw charm of the timber.
Each coaster is handmade from start to finish in a workshop in Uganda—giving the pieces a heart, soul, and story. The designers work with master hand-craftsmen to create and curate unexpected, beautiful pieces mixing traditional craft with a modern style sensibility—designed for those who seek something uncommon from far-away places.
Investing in small businesses and creating market access through trade is one of the most tangible and sustainable ways to help Ugandans rise up in the development chain, so this social enterprise strives to build local businesses from the ground up, by contributing design experience while preserving traditional techniques, creating a high-quality product, providing access to foreign markets, providing business support and production assistance, as well as investing in new machinery. The products are purchased from the artisans and small businesses at their asking price. By providing our artisans with marketable and economically beneficial outlets for their skills, poverty is reduced and the livelihoods of these individuals and their communities are improved. These job opportunities empower both men and women, support families, and as a result, sustain communities.
These wood-crafted products are locally sourced from sustainable Ugandan National Forestry Associated vendors.
MATERIALS: Locally sourced Mugavu wood
SIZES: Ranging from 3” – 4” diameter x 1" h
CARE: Hand wash with mild soap and lukewarm water; towel dry immediately. Avoid prolonged contact with liquids, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures. Not dishwasher safe. To keep the wood well conditioned and protected, we recommend applying beeswax salve or wood oil every 3-4 weeks.
NOTE: Sold as set of four
Made by: Rose & Fitzgerald
*Artisan photos by Rose & Fitzgerald
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