The chickens are back in time for Easter!

Just a quick note to say that our chicken cushion covers have finally made it from Kampala to the UK and are available to order now!

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They are now available in two colourways – full technicolor or a more subtle cream and brown.

They have been handmade for you by Sarah Kabenge and whether you’re buying for yourself or a friend, you know you are making a real difference when you buy from awamu because you are also giving a wonderful gift of education to vulnerable children and helping mum’s like Sarah in the slums of Kampala.

We use 100% of our income from all our items to support orphaned children in two of the poorest areas of Kampala and train mothers like Sarah in the skills they need to support their family.

Sarah explains for herself how learning tailoring skills has changed her life in this short film we made with her. It’s only a few minutes long – we hope you like it.

Thank you again to everyone that has waited so patiently since we sold out after being featured in the Telegraph gift guide.

We’re be adding more and more into the shop over the coming weeks. Happy Easter!

red hen organic hemp cushion covers
Brown hen chicken cushion covers

 

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That Friday feeling!

This is our celebration Friday dance! the children from we work with at MAWDA in Makerere, Kampala rehearsing and showing off their dancing skills.

Happy Friday!

A curious Elephant wants to say hello

There are somedays when I am just overjoyed by silliness and love for the things I do!

Our first baby Elephants are ready to find a new home but this mum wants to check you out first!

This awesome animation was made for us by Charlie Woolock, age 13 – a curious awamu elephant wants to check you out to see if you are friendly…this promises to be the first of a series of animations to help you get to know our elephants in depth 🙂

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How awamu works

For every beautiful item produced and sold there is an equally beautiful change happening in the communities of our tailors in Kampala – every penny raised through sales and donations is used to support orphaned and vulnerable children and to train women with the skills they need to support their families.

Awamu means ‘together’ in Luganda the main language spoken in Kampala, Uganda. We chose it as it reflects the name and spirit of both the women’s groups that we work with.

We are passionate about changing the lives of children in the slums of Kampala and we love handmade, ethical production and creating a connection between you and the women who put their time, skill and loving care into making these items for you.

We are a social enterprise working with ActionAid Uganda and labour of love for everyone who volunteers their time to get involved.

We really hope you like what we have to offer and will tell all your friends about us.

With love from everyone at awamu