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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Get cosy on the sofa with awamu

Don’t know about you, but as the days grow darker in the UK, we grow fonder and fonder of our sofa. So we’ve made ours a colourful, cosy nest for hibernating in with some of our beautiful new cushions handmade for you by Sarah Kabenge.

They are 100% cotton, hard wearing and whether it is education grants or skills training that helps guardians earn an income, every penny we raise through sales and donations goes towards projects that are making life better for kids like Tom and Jaliya.

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Stocking fillers and festive handmade gifts £10 and under..

Whether you’re the kind to count down the shopping days or leave it ‘til Christmas Eve, we have some perfect gifts for the special folks in your life.

From stocking fillers for under a tenner, vintage baubles (coming later this week) to our unique and colourful homeware and children’s gifts.

Each item has been lovingly handmade by amazing crafts women in Kampala – Robina Nalumansi, Sarah Kabenge, Rukia Ramathan, Florence, Sarah Namaganda and Salima Najingo using their super powered tailoring skills.

And what better than to gift a that will not only give them joy but also empowers the woman that made it and helps to protect and educate a children in two of the poorest slum areas of Kampala.

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Colourful bags

vintage glass baubles

Vintage glass baubles

Unique accessories

African animals

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Is it too early to talk about Christmas shopping?

I’ve put it off for as long as I can but this year I’m getting really excited about the festive season because we have so much going over the next few months.

Apparently, *studies show our brains’ pleasure centers light up brighter when we give than when we receive so think how amazing you will feel knowing that when you give an awamu gift you are giving twice – as all the profit we make goes to support orphaned children like Tom through school.

Over the next few weeks we are going to be filling our on-line shop with new goodies that will make brilliant Christmas gifts and stocking fillers for grown up and kids alike.

And if you’d like to browse and see us in real life there are going to be lots of opportunities…

  • In Bristol the Secret Circus pop-up shop opening on the 16th of November in Cabot Circus. They will be selling unique stylish gifts – artist books, re-upholstered furniture, antiques, vintage clothing, cards, maps, Awamu kids clothes and toys and gifts,  comics, books and prints with prices ranging from 50p for vintage stamp broaches to £400 for designer printed re-upholstered furniture. They will also be running special events & workshop, acoustic nights, scrabble nights, poetry, dance, dj’s in store, kids reading time, film nights, photography workshops, classes and talks.

  • In London we will be making appearances at several fabulous and famous markets through November and December here are the first few confirmed dates to get in your diary!

10th of NovemberOld Spitalfields Market with We Make London

29th of NovemberCamden Night Market

More dates for shopping and some workshops to follow soon too!

*Fluffy ‘factoid’ found on the internets so bound to be no truth in this what so ever!