Maadili Collective offers a selection of high-quality products created using sustainable techniques and materials local to Uganda. Handmade by established craftsmen and women, these goods connect the user and maker, creating a physical link between people and communities in different parts of the world.
The FLOURISH Collection
The contrasted hues of the Flourish Collection expand into a welcomed season of warmth and awakening. Cheery florals, geometric angles and pleasant symmetry burst forth in an unconventional palette of natural and safe synthetic dyes. The intentionally varied pigments represent the authentic artistry of traditional basketmaking and extraordinary nature of sustainable materials in a beautiful cohesive collection.
Designs that have potential to both alter a dwelling place and the life of the woman who made it.
Expand. Flourish. Thrive.
Black & Natural
Daring and courageous. Simple yet bold. The Black & Natural Basket Collection is a timeless statement that will add depth and meaning to your unique environment.
From Her Hands, to Your Home
"Since weaving my life has changed, I have gained freedom and can support my family and I thank God for this. It was a hard life before I joined the basket weaving cooperative, I was a widow supporting five children. But when I joined this group I met different women with similar lives who were working and earning money to support their families. We meet every Saturday, we sit for two hours, making these baskets, giving each other advice and much needed comfort."
Let nothing be wasted.
Give new life to descended materials. The Ankole Horn Earring Collection brings a second generation and new form to native Ankole Watusi cow horn. Rural Ugandan cattle farmers depend on raising herds that both brings food to markets and supports their families and communities. The horn is an upcycled material that is creatively reused into truly one of a kind jewelry. No two pieces are alike.