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Uashmama

Uashmama Products: A Truly Unique Gift

“If everyone would look for that uniqueness then we would have a very colorful world.” ~ Michael Schenker

It seems like everybody knows at least one person who is nearly impossible to buy gifts for. Either they have everything already, or you can’t find something that is truly unique and matches their personality. At The Artisan Works, we proudly feature pieces showcasing some of the finest most unique pieces with an artistic flair that are perfect for gift-giving. Furthermore, our mission is to showcase products whose origins began in handcrafted items, promote family businesses, and companies whose profits assist needy causes. In short, you can feel good when you buy one of our gifts for yourself or someone you love.

Once you step inside our store you’ll be astounded by the variety of handcrafted pieces, many obtained from our travels abroad. Here are just a few of the many truly unique pieces we carry:

Uashmama

These paper products look delicate but are actually durable and feel more like leather than paper. Uashmama (pronounced (Wash-mama) is a family business located in Tuscany in Italy. The father of the Uashmama, Marco, is the creative mind. He spent a long time building up experience in the footwear business and has significant know how in all that is handcrafted and particularly Made in Italy, but at the same time cultivating an interest in new technology in the sector. The mother, Emanuela, is the ‘inspiration’ for the brand name; as a matter of fact, UASHMAMA is dedicated to the iconic Italian mother who washes, and who always takes care of her children. The project began when Emanuela started to sell the first paper bags in her shop, Le sorelle-UASHMAMA. Le sorelle (The sisters) are Chiara, Giulia, Gemma and Gaia, who are all involved in the family business with their parents, covering key roles in the business.

The Artisan Works proudly carries their paper bags, wine bags, beauty bags, and clutches. These bags are made from cultivated fibers, holds after washing, and come from a family who is transparent when it comes to their production and conscious living practices. Consider adding some of these unique ideas to your Uashmama bag for a truly unique one-of-a-kind gift. Many of the featured products can be found right in our store for a one-stop-shop experience you won’t find anywhere else.


  • Favorite flower or plant

  • Wine (added bonus points for buying beautiful stemware)

  • Pasta and sauce, breadsticks, and sparkling lemonade for an authentic Tuscan meal

  • Facial masques, moisturizers, beeswax lip balm, bath salts, and handcrafted soaps

  • Gift cards

  • Gardening tools, seeds, and gloves

  • Your favorite book, a bookmark, and an inscription

  • Money

  • Luxury scented candles

  • A small piece of artwork

  • A mason jar of dry ingredients for cookie dough

  • Handcrafted Sheldon Ceramics

  • Beautifully handcrafted jewelry


The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you will place in your Uashmama bag, if nothing else, they are a gift in itself. At The Artisan Works, we hope you can tap into the artisan in you by finding and using these products as gifts for friends and loved ones or to enhance your world. Even though all of our products will not fall into the artisan design category, our desire would be that at least 60% to 70% of our merchandise fits these goals. And we would like to think that all crafters are Artisans. Contact us today to learn more, store into our conveniently located store, 3401 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL or call today 813-450-3865.



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Tuesday - Friday  10:30 - 5

Saturday  11 - 3

Closed Sunday

    3401 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL  33609

    813-450-3865

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