Posted on May 10 2016
here at esby we feel SO passionate about american-made goods and will never stray from creating and manufacturing our own apparel here in the united states, we also appreciate designers of quality products who are manufacturing ethically world-wide and putting to use the talents and materials in other parts of the world. we are excited to introduce our newest vendor, Rose & Fitzgerald.
about Rose & Fitzgerald:
we are husband and wife adventurers based in california, designing original goods from afar in africa. each of our products is ethically and meticulously handcrafted in our Uganda-based studio and beyond. seeking rare artisanal techniques, and using only natural, local materials, we aim to create products that reflect the beauty of the wild, delightfully chaotic landscape from which they derive, and pay homage to the skill and passion of the crafts-person who brought them to life.
about some of the products we carry from Rose & Fitzgerald:
this extra roomy, all natural storage basket was meticulously handwoven by a cooperative of women in a rural mountain village, the source of the raw materials used. Woven using palm and banana leaves, which are a plentiful and renewable resource, this basket took about two weeks for an artisan to complete. The basket features woven handles that make it easy to move and lift, and a large "button-top" statement lid, which is authentically Ugandan. Use it as a laundry basket, to hide and organize clutter, or as a stand-alone decorative item
The minimal, geometric patterns on these baskets were made using non-toxic pigments from seeds, roots, flowers and berries. And in addition to being a beautiful decorative piece, is it also completely functional. Use it to hide and organize clutter, or add a potted cactus to create a well-traveled feel in any room. These baskets are amazingly sturdy and strong, and meant to withstand constant use.
these ethically sourced cow horn whisky tumblers are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite single-malt whisky. valued for both its hardness and its ability to become soft and pliable when heated, ankole cattle horn has been used by east africans for centuries. these natural horn tumblers were hand carved on a lathe, and then shaped and molded at high temperatures to fit perfectly in your hand. they were meticulously sanded, polished, and then sealed with a food-safe lacquer for a smooth and shiny finish. ankole cow horn is indigenous to east africa, making this material extremely rare.
we love supporting businesses who are working to produce ethically handcrafted goods!