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

 

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Thank you to Draper’s Organic

DraperslogoWe’re thrilled to have received a VERY generous donation of beautiful organic hemp, bamboo and silk/tensel fabric from Nerissa and family at Draper’s Organic.

They’ve given us given us meters and meters of their lush organic fabric – lots of which is already winging it’s way to Kampala to be made into wonderful new items for our shop.

Hemp is one of the most ecologically friendly fabrics – it is a renewable, biodegradable resource that grows well without pesticides, herbicides or fungicides and has a deep root system that helps to prevent soil erosion, whilst removing toxins and aerating the soil to the benefit of future crops.

It’s also naturally UV resistant and wonderfully soft. 

We’re so thrilled – all this fabric will be used to make products by our women’s groups in Kampala and sold to raise money to support orphaned and vulnerable children through primary school and train women in skills they need to feed their families. Can’t wait to show you all our new handmade goodies soon.

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Draper’s organic hemp in beautiful colours

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Cutting cloth ready for travel to Kampala