Eliman Tea/Coffee Cup
Your purchase will help us provide purposeful work for our artisans in the Acholi Quarter in Kampala, Uganda so they can meet their basic needs and provide for their families. Join us on the journey of transforming lives from pain to purpose.
Feel good about your impact as you enjoy your morning cup of Joe or herbal tea out of the most unique mug in your kitchen! As you drink from the cup before heading to work to provide for your own family, you will start your day off on a positive note knowing that you helped the artisan who made it do the same.
Beautiful enough to leave out on the counter as display, this cup will also make a great gift for the coffee or tea lover in your life. Smooth to the touch and lighter than expected, the durability of the cattle horn material makes it family-friendly.
Eliman Tea/Coffee Cup Details
- Approx. 1.75-2" Wide, 3-3.25" Tall
- Cattle horn*
- * Our artisans in Uganda use the entire animal. They source cattle horn from cattle that were first a product of the local meat industry, which contributes to a circular economy, feeds the residents, and ensures no part of the animal is wasted.
- Artisan: Eliman
- Due to the natural raw materials used, each cup is unique in color, shape, and size
- The cattle horn material is smooth, lighter than expected, and durable
- Drink and food safe
- Hand wash only
Eliman works outside Kampala, Uganda, collecting discarded horn that would otherwise be thrown away, turning them into beautiful gifts and home goods. He employs women and families, including disabled workers, to empower them to overcome generations of poverty.
Your support of Eliman’s work helps him to pay rent on both his workshop and home, support his wife and children, and helps his seven artisans also pay their rent and provide shelter for their families.
Eliman Tea/Coffee Cup
Where it's made
Enoch has found the most sustainable business we can imagine. He is a simple family man, but one with a resourceful mind always finding new ways to support his family. He lives in the slaughter district near Kampala, Uganda. His home is one room made of dirt and wood with no modern conveniences set amidst the slums, but this area is also blessed with laughing children running throughout the village bringing joy to all. He collects the discarded cattle horn from the slaughter houses and turns them into beautiful home goods and jewelry components. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or cattle horn bowls in Enoch’s case!
How it's made
This is a photo of what the cattle horn looks like when Enoch collects it. Our cattle horn is one of the most sustainable and ethically sourced products that we carry. Poor workers in Kampala, Uganda collect the discarded horn from businesses in the beef industry. Our artisans collect the discarded Ankole horns and take them to their modest workshop where they heat the horns to transform them into beautiful bowls, servers, and jewelry components. Each horn is unique in color and texture, so you know that you are getting a one-of-a kind design where no two pieces are alike. We fell in love with the children in this village, who survive on pennies a day yet have smiles from here to the moon!