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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This is what happens when you buy from awamu…

Something to make you smile – this is what happens when you buy from awamu…

Children supported by AWAMU happy after receiving scholastic materials for the second term. Thanks to AWAMU for the support given to our children here in Kampala Uganda.

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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

 

Shhhhhhhh…

It may seem pretty quiet around here but there is plenty going on behind the scenes.

Lots of lush new goodies and news from Uganda to follow soon…..in the mean time what do you think of these?

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Crossed backed summer tops for babies and girls

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Clutch bags from grownups – upclycled and hollandais wax

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These are wrap dresses for girls…busy busy!

Opening the doors to Secret Circus

BOOM!

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

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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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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