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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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.

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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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Sunday screen printing – the giraffes are back!

We spent yesterday (a drizzly Sunday in N16) experimenting with ink  – we’ve screen printed a new batch of our organic cotton giraffe t-shirts and baby grows (as promised to many of you over the last few months!)

They’re finally back in our shop.

Steve gets involved

Naked Giraffes all over the house

More naked giraffes

Giraffe with spots

Children’s t-shirt (ages from 2 to 9 yrs)

Organic baby suit (ages from 3 – 18 mths)

Organic baby t-shirt (from 3 – 12 mths)

Organic slim fit children’s t-shirt for girls & hipsters

We’ve also experimented with some new designs – shortly to be appearing in our shop…..

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VIDEO: the amazing and inspiring people we work with

To really understand the reality of life in the slums of Kampala and the amazing and inspiring people we are working with watch this film NOW!

Florence, Regina, Jaliya and Emma show you what inspired us to start our litttle project in this short film.

Awamu is dedicated to helping Regina, and her network of women, protect and care for children like Jaliya.

As you will see their support means the difference between life and death for many in their community.

We’re now trying to raise more money to:

  • set up an income generation training programme to help more women like Regina who are taking on the care of orphaned children
  • support more orphaned children with the basics they need to be able to enroll in primary school

If you would like to get involved by making a donation or have any bright ideas for helping us to raise more money we really want to hear – please get in touch!

A special thank you to Ian Warren for finishing this before heading back to Uganda.

Happy Christmas one and all!

YOU CAN DONATE HERE

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