In 2014, Chizu Nakamoto was living in Uganda working for a Japanese NGO. There she discovered the bright and playful Kitengi fabrics that are used to make local Ugandan clothing. Chizu's idea was to use these wonderful fabrics to create well-designed high-quality bags. Soon Ricci Everyday was born.
Today Ricci Everyday provides much needed employment opportunities to local single mothers in Kampala, Uganda. Chizu trains the women how to make bags to the highest quality standards. Chizu's mother in Japan is the CEO of the company and she helps to sell the bags in Tokyo department stores to create income for their female employees.
Making high quality bags starts with selecting high quality materials. The Ricci team carefully selects their fabrics with the most visually exciting designs. Each fabric is unique so each bag is unique. The bag handles are made from local cow hide and are hand cut and hand sown into the bags. Each bag is assembled and sown by hand with meticulous care and attention ensuring the finished product achieves the level of quality required by discerning international customers.