I’ve been lucky enough to work with them a few times over the past year or so and, honestly, they’re one of my favourite brands to collaborate with. Homewares are my jam and their stores tick all the right boxes – awesome products, great quality and fairly priced.
But, aside from the fact that I want to fill my house with ALL OF THE THINGS you can find on their shelves, there’s something else that I love about them – their ethics and desire to give something back.
Currently, both Homesense and its “sister store” TK Maxx are selling a range of baskets, handmade by remote communities in Western Uganda.
Using redeveloped traditional weaving techniques, these baskets are available in a range of shapes, sizes and designs, and have been updated for autumn with tonal reds and oranges, modern monochrome and even a few hints of metallic to bring them right up to date and ensure they’re in keeping with the modern décor style of so many homes.
In stocking this range – which is exclusive to Homesense and TK Maxx stores – it is helping disadvantaged families in Uganda to increase their income, giving them the opportunity to send their children to school.
The income received from the sale of just TWO of these baskets is enough to pay for one child to go to school for a term – something we take for granted here in the Western world; being afforded an education and, in turn, having the opportunity to progress and grow our futures.
TK Maxx and Homesense have been working in Uganda for the past 9 years and have helped more than 10,000 children in 12 communities go to school – how incredible is that?
I personally love not only the style of these baskets, but the story behind them and what better feeling could there be when decking out your home with beautiful new things than to know you’re helping a child and its family improve their lives at the same time?