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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Pub quizzz in Bristol this Thursday the 18th of April

We’re having a pub quiz this Thursday in Bristol for Awamu!


Organised by the fabulous Kerry Bradshaw and Lorraine Hudson. ALL Welcome but there are only 11 tickets left so reserve a space for you and your team now!

The quiz takes place on Thursday the 18th of April 

At the Big Chill Bar Bristol

From 6-8pm

Top Prizes = massive bottle of whisky, awamu african print  cushions (x2) and massive box of chocolates!

Come and have a laugh after work. Its free to enter! Reserve your space here:

All donations on the night to Awamu!

Fancy organising your own event for Awamu? its a great way for getting colleagues and friends together and we can help with the format and promoting contact us if you fancy putting one on..


Sunshine on a snowy day!

We’ll be launching lots of new gorgeous handmade goodies in our shop very soon but couldn’t resist putting these up today…

Two gorgeous new medium weight scarves – perfect for this never ending winter/never starting spring!

They’re double sided – bright, summery 100% cotton ‘hollandais’ fabrics on one side with a softer, more snuggly side made from 55% hemp/45% organic cotton jersey in charcoal grey.

The colours are uplifting and sunny but they’re keep you warm until the summer arrives

A snap at £25 and all the profit will help us to enrol more children like Tom, orphaned by HIV, enrol into primary school 🙂

‘Dice’ scarf new in our shop today

‘Arrows’ cotton/hemp/organic cotton scarf

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!

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Brown hen chicken cushion covers


Seasonal greetings from awamu

This is message is to simply say THANK YOU and send out awamu festive hugs to all our friends and family whereever you are in the world.


Whether you celebrate Christmas (or any festival) at this time of year or not its an good opportunity for us to reflect back and show love to other people….not that we need an excuse!

More on our progress and news from Kampala shortly but until then we wish you all peaceful and jolly time.

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Opening the doors to Secret Circus


Last Friday we opened the doors to Secret circus pop-up shop in Bristol’s Cabot Circus.

We’re really proud and honoured to be invited be a feature in the shop by Kerry and Michelle (the brains behind this awesome pop-up).

Secret Circus is an independent shop & event space featuring awamu goods along side local artist’s & makers – it’s full to the brim with beautiful gifts, clothes, prints, cards, vintage goodies and there are a host crafting , films nights, retro gaming events planned in the run up to Christmas.

We’ll be hosting a sewing event in the shop on the 9th of December inspired by the bird life of Uganda!

Come and see us!

Getting ready…

Cutting the ribbon with Bristol legend ‘Big Jeff’..

Our first customers through the door admiring our wares…

Unveiling the Secret Circus

Magic Lantern is 20!

Well, not in years – you measure cinemas clubs by screenings of course.

The wonderful Kerry and Joey at Magic Lantern Film Club would love you to join them on this momentous occasion on the ‘sprightly’ dark evening of Friday the 2nd of November.

To celebrate their milestone every ticket holder to this event will get vouchers for this special secret squirrel venue. Please note this film is a bit scary and an 18 but no need to fear, you will always be safe with the Magic Lantern crew.

As ever the meeting point for this Magic Lantern Film Club event will be announced nearer the time.

Not only will you get a fabulous evening of entertainment but 100% of the money raised from the Magic Lantern will come to the amazing awamu to help orphaned children in we work with in Kampala.

So far Magic Lantern events have raised £3675 – thats just short of  enough to support 4 children through 7 years of primary education – AMAZING!

They only have 20 spaces at this intimate screening and so move fast and get your tickets >>here

It’s going to be a special one.