At namatovu we believe in placing people and the planet before profit.
Covid has led to a surge in plastic pollution with each single use facemask taking 450 years to decompose and 194 billion disposable masks and gloves being disposed of worldwide every month. By using reusable facemasks made to last, we can help reduce this.
There has also been a drastic rise in unemployment across the world. We believe in a fair supply chain and are environmentally friendly. That is why we are trying to be as sustainable, eco-friendly and fair as possible with every part of production.
We're not perfect and there's still a long way to go but every little counts!
What we are doing
We believe business has the ability to help address some of the challenges our world is facing including unemployment.
That is why:
Our masks are now made in Nairobi by Virginia, David and Damaris from Design Co- Lab
All of our kitenge fabric is sourced ethically from small scale businesses
We are trying to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. That is why:
The backing on our masks uses unbleached, unprocessed cotton
All our packaging is degradable and eco-friendly
We have partnered with Eco Brixs to make sure all protective visors donated are made from recycled plastic
With every set of lux face masks you buy, a protective visor made from recycled plastic is donated to a frontline worker in Uganda by Eco Brixs.
Eco Brixs is a recycling charity established in 2017 to tackle the issues of plastic waste and high unemployment across Uganda. There is no formal waste management system to collect waste or recycle in Uganda and over 90% of plastic is discarded, burnt or sent to landfill creating both significant environmental and social issues. Eco Brixs provides a solution to this by paying individuals for their plastic waste and then converting plastic into products for the healthcare and construction industries (like visors!)
with your help...
we have donated over 500+ protective face masks to frontline works in Uganda including:
Masaka Referral Hospital
Kyangwali Refugee Camp Settlement
Masaka Special Needs School