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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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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Free postage for our neighbours in N16

oli otya? I’ve come all the way from Uganda to show some neighbourly love to all the residents of N16 – we’re offering free postage on all orders from our on-line shop.

If you live in N16 simply use the code ‘N16FREEPOST’ when you reach the check out of our shop.

If the delivery address is in  N16 (Stoke Newington) we won’t charge you postage and will deliver your order for free.

We hope you enjoy all the beautiful clothes, toys and accessories handmade for you by our women’s groups  in Kampala. And as we use all the our profit to support orphaned and vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala – you can feel doubly good about your purchase.

Enjoy,

Mara the giraffe on behalf of my friends at awamu

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Carnival bunting by Robina

We’re in a celebratory kind of mood today….the suns out and we’re thinking about all the fun to be had over the summer….

So we though we’d celebrate by offering everyone a discount on some essential party equipment!

This carnival bunting has been handmade for you by Robina from an eclectic mix of african wax fabrics – each one is individual but they are all as lovely and colourful as the one pictured.

One string is £8 but our very special offer is two strings for £12

Enjoy the sun shine!