Sneaky peek at out new patch pocket organic tees

Everyone loves pockets right!?

Well, we do. Especially if they are made from our favorite, colourful African/Holladais wax fabrics.

Our super stylish organic, african cotton tees with patch pockets will be in our shop by Monday – there a great way to keep it keep it simple but add a splash pf colour that might tempt the sun to shine here in the UK!

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Organic tees with extra jazz!

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We even have some for grown ups! (this is Steve being a grown up)

 

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Christmas gifts that change lives…

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Tom was ecstatic when he was able to enroll in school

We’ve just added even more gifts in our shop with prices starting from as little as £3!

Whether you’re buying for a favourite aunt or a hard-to-buy-for 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 orphaned children like Tom in the slums of Kampala.

Tom was ecstatic when he found out his dream of enrolling in school would finally come true. Here is a little film we made with Tom and his Aunty so they can tell you for themselves how awamu is changing their lives.

Watch film now>> it’s only a few minutes long – we hope you will enjoy it.

£3 for a trio of African Wax fabric badges

£4 hang your own little treats on the tree palm leaf mini gift bags

£5 adopt a Zebra (or a whole heard!)

£7 -9 Purses and bags to help you organise your life!

£8 fill you stockings with a  rainbow of recycled paper beads

£14-£18 Add colour and comfort to your sofa

Gone fishing with Marvin

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This wonderful drawing is from Marvin Ntambi, aged 12 who lives with Jaliya and Regina in Bwaise, Kampala.

We love the fishes. Marvin often goes to fish market his grandma Regina. They buy fish to bring home to sell locally which helps to feed the eleven other children in their extended family.

Our next crafting workshop is inspired by the bird life of Uganda

Our new crafting workshops have been inspired by the colourful bird life of Uganda!

You don’t need any previous experience or sewing skills, you follow simple patterns and we’ll talk you through it!

All materials are included in the £10 fee and all the profit from the afternoon will go to awamu to give orphaned and vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala a special treat this Christmas.

You’ll learn a bit about sewing and a bit about life and wildlife in Uganda 🙂

We’ve got two workshops coming up

Reserve your places now on the facebook event page (links above) as spaces are limited.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. We really hope you can make it.

Children from 8 upwards are welcome with parents too!

Your home could be decorated with these little colourful birds these Christmas…

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Tree decorations inspired by the birdlife of Uganda

African businesses shortlisted for Ethical Fashion awards this years…

As we have already mentioned (YES!) we are thrilled to have been shortlisted for a SOURCE Award.

They are Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion, recognising excellence in fashion and sustainability in 12 categories, from every part of the fashion industry supply chain and all over the world.

We are over the moon to have made it this far but we’ve just been reading this article by the African Fashion Guide (who have also been shortlisted) and we are even more thrilled to see how many African businesses have been shortlisted this year.

Congratulations to everyone!

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!

Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child

Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world.There are 250 million girls living poverty in the developing world. By giving girls greater choice and control over the decisions that affect them, we can help to break the cycle of poverty between one generation and the next.

The focus of the first International Day of the Girl is child marriage. Every three seconds a girl in the poorest part of the world is forced to marry against her will.

Educated girls are more likely to marry later, be able to choose when and how many children they have and earn higher incomes.

We look forward to sharing some reports and stories from the girls we work with Kampala about what they are doing today soon.

This is Fiona Nakazwe who just returned to school because of awamu…you will be hearing more from Fiona soon