Ubuntu Made was created to celebrate the artisan work of makers within the Maai Mahiu community, while driving sustainable revenue to Ubuntu’s Foundation and on-the-ground programs, which specialize in much needed philanthropic health and education programs in the developing community. Originally called LIFE Line, in 2016 we renamed the brand Ubuntu Made to convey our message of connecting people around the world to create positive change. With the success of Ubuntu Made, the Maai Mahiu community has seen amazing growth. We are the largest employer in the community of over 60,000 people, and the impact created has grown as our brand has grown.
We are so proud to say that our original makers, from the beginning of our story have gone from quite outcasts in their community to leaders of change.
We owe much of our growth and success to the amazing partners we've been lucky to work with. Our first collaboration with Whole Foods Market in 2011 paved the way for Ubuntu Made to produce products for a global market. Since our humble beginnings we have grown with the support of many meaningful brands such as Zazzle, American Eagle, Urban Zen and Henri Bendel.