Eco-Chic in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda

A look inside the luxurious Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

It’s 3PM in the village of Bwindi and the afternoon rain ceasing prompts a chorus of African tree frogs to chirp blissfully, serenading a group of local children as they hurry barefoot toward the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge to welcome the new guests. It’s only been one year since this eco-chic lodge re-opened after a major refurbishment, but still the arrival of visitors is enough to …

Uganda’s Rose & Fitzgerald Design Studio

Home goods and jewelry crafted from native materials by local artisans

We were first introduced to Uganda-based houseware and jewelry design team Rose & Fitzgerald through their collaborative project with socially conscious design house The Citizenry. Delving deeper into their work, we discovered an array of beautiful, informed items crafted from local natural materials. Speaking with co-founder and designer Courtney Rose, it became evident that Rose & Fitzgerald’s work is truly one-of-a-kind, in that it was …

Krochet Kids #KnowWhoMadeIt Campaign

A 24-hour "Name Your Price, Define Your Impact” program from the transparent apparel brand

Every item produced by California-based Krochet Kids comes complete with the signature of its maker. The brand offers men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories that have been handmade by women in Peru and Uganda—empowered by the non-profit and the community of artisans it fosters. Launching on 19 November 2014, a new campaign called #knowwhomadeit allows shoppers of the site not only to declare their …