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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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


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.


Mara the giraffe on behalf of my friends at awamu


Our new shop is open for business!

We’ve been bursting to share our new range with you, we hope you like what you see AND that you see something you must have!

All our products are inspired by colour and print. We love vintage and treasuring things forever.

We are passionate about handmade, ethical production and a connection between you and the makers, who put time, skill and loving care into making these items for you.

For every beautiful item produced and sold there is an equally beautiful change happening in the communities of our tailors in Kampala – every penny raised through sales and donations is used to support orphaned and vulnerable children and will train more women with the skills they need to support their families.

Each item is labelled with the name of the women who made it and you can now see photos of the maker next to each item they have crafted in our shop.

Please come in and meet my friends have a look round our shop  and help us spread the word on facebook, twitter or by sharing this page

Kevin the Zebra  – “Stand out from the dazzle!”
*Zebra facts: There are three accepted collective nouns for a group of Zebra’s – herd, zeal or (our favorite), a dazzle!
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Our first pre Christmas sewing workshop

I just agreed a date for the the first of our pre Christmas sewing workshops.

We will be at Bodega 50 in London N16 on Sunday the 27th of November.

Come along to our Sunday stitch and learn to how to make a wonderful (festive!) African animal (Giraffe’s for the advanced!) or festive decorations. Upclcying materials

You’ll work from basic patterns, which can be used and adapted again and again.

Perfect for learning how to make gifts for your friends and relatives no matter what age!

All materials are included in the £12 fee and every penny goes towards giving orphaned Children in Kampala a special treat this Christmas.

You can can book a place via our shop and read more/reserve a place on our facebook event page.

You don’t need any previous experience or sewing skills just a enthusiasm to upcycle and make African animals & festive decorations, you;ll follow a simple pattern and we’ll talk you through it!

If you would like to buy a class for crafty friend or relative we can send you or them with a gift certificate to redeem on the day.

Lush coffee, tea and cake and yummy veggie food will be available (of course!)

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I really hope you can make it!

You can loads of photos from previous workshops on our facebook page.