Uthando Products

“Uthando” means “love” in Xhosa and is pronounced “Oo-tan-do”

The UTHANDO range of products are produced by rural small businesses in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, working in partnership with the Ubunye Foundation as part of our Livelihoods Programme, which aims to enable people to achieve greater financial independence for themselves and their families.

For trade enquiries or individual orders, please e-mail: admin@ubunyefoundation.co.za

AFRICAN DOLLS

The UTHANDO dolls are made by a group of self-employed people in the rural community of Peddie, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  These beautiful Xhosa dolls (about 30cm high) are hand-crafted with woven hair, hand-painted faces and moveable arms and legs.                  

Choose from fabric options of vibrant Shwe Shwe, traditional Xhosa Ibhayi fabric, or Ranger boys and girls in their safari outfits.

Shwe Shwe Girl

Colours

Blue
Pink
Mauve/Purple
Green
Orange

Traditional Xhosa Girl

Colours

Red
Lime Green
Cream
Orange

Fabric colours subject to availability.  Fabric patterns and trims may vary from the picture.

Ranger  Boy / Ranger Girl ( Khaki )

 

Style

Khaki

 

Fabric patterns and trims may vary from the picture.

SOAPS & GUEST HOUSE PRODUCTS

Handmade glycerine soap is made by the Nobuhle self-help group in the rural community of Glenmore located near the Great Fish River, Eastern Cape, South Africa.                      

Fragrances include Rose Geranium, Honeysuckle, Lavender and Cucumber & Bergamot.  The 50g and 100g sizes are perfect for gifts and the guest house soap 25g size is ideal for the hospitality industry

Glycerine Soaps

     

Fragrances

Cucumber & Bergamot  (green), Rose Geranium (deep pink), Honeysuckle (yellow), Lavender (clear)

Hairdryer Bags

The hairdryer bag is a convenient and neat way to store hairdryers in guest houses.

  

Styling

Khaki with black embroidery

 

Enquire about your own customised hairdryer bags!

Bath Teabags

Bath Teabags are made by the Vela Sewing Group in Ndwayana, Eastern Cape.  Filled with dried herbs and bath ingredients, the teabag is hung over the faucet of the bath to produce bath-time bliss!

Aroma's

Soothe (Mustard & Mint) 50g
Relax (Lavender) 50g
Stimulate (Cinnamon & Rosemary) 50g

Oinment for dry, irritated skin

UTHANDO ointment is handmade in the Fort Brown area, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  It is ideal for dry, irritated skin and contains petroleum jelly, comfrey, lavender and plantain.  Plantain is collected from the veld and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which soothes insect bites and heals scrapes and bruises.

 

BEADWORK & JEWELLERY

Ladies Woven Beaded Bracelet

Gold, Silver, White, Red, Black, Blue, Light Blue, Green 

Men's Corded Bracelet Brown/Black combo.  Designs may vary.

Ladies' Corded Bracelet - Plain Red, Mauve, Light Blue, Green, Pink, Beige, Black

  

Ladies' Corded Bracelet - with beads

  

Beaded Brooches in a variety of colours, designs, flags, etc.

Beaded Keyrings in a variety of designs - hearts, crosses, rhinos, rhino tears  - all customised for bulk orders

    

CONFERENCE & PROMOTIONAL GOODS:

Please e-mail admin@ubunyefoundation.co.za for your customized conference and promotional requirements.

Beaded keyrings Design to be confirmed by client

Coin purses
Fabric bags with screenprinted logo*
Fabric bag with drawstring & screenprinted logo*
Fabric pencil case with zip and screenprinted logo*
*minimum quantity of 50 for screenprinting

For trade enquiries or bulk orders, please e-mail: admin@ubunyefoundation.co.za