MEET AMUGE THE FOUNDER OF EMAALI AND DISCOVER HOW WE WORK WITH ARTISANS
My name is Grace Amuge and I was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. In 2019, I wandered off the beaten path and moved to Belgium to start a family with my husband. Belgium is now my home and I have grown to love it.
Growing up in Uganda, I have always been surrounded by artisans from basket makers, pot makers, to wood carvers. I therefore created Emaali to show the incredible diversity and talent of African craftsmanship and share it with the people in my new home Belgium.
Emaali collaborates with artisans to create pieces that could support their creativity, develop income-generating skills and provide long-term employment. Through this partnership, we can now connect the world with responsibly made pieces that are rooted in purpose and preserve skills passed down through generations.
With durable, high-quality, and timeless designs, my hope is that artisan stories and craftsmanship live on in your care.
HOW EMAALI WORKS
Emaali commits to social responsibility;
By enhancing fair trade, providing work for over 40 artisans and thereby supporting local communities.
Emaali’s products are handmade/handpicked in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Emaali also provides 50 % advance payments to producers on orders and the other 50 % is paid when the products are finished.
In the design process, we work together with the artisans taking into account their skills and capacity.
Therefore by choosing our products, you are contributing to the protection of the environment and the development and sustainability of African craftsmanship.