Up-cycled the African Way

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At Amani ya Juu, our focus is spreading peace & empowering women, but we’re also earth friendly! 

Check out some of our “upcycled” products made from recycled and scrap materials!

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Cement Toiletry Case ($14)
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Laptop Case ($24)

As Liberia rebuilds after it’s long civil war, many new buildings are going up, providing our center with an abundance of forgotten cement bags near construction sites. On their way to and from work, the Amani seamstresses in Liberia pick up the empty cement bags they find on the ground. They wash them and then recycle them by turning them into fair trade products.

Remember the sock monkeyAmani Liberia has “upcycled” the original designwith an African makeover! Meet Colekeh, whose name means “We will do it” in Mano, a tribal language in Liberia. Read more about Colekeh here.

Colekeh Monkey Doll ($28)
Colekeh Monkey Doll ($28)

Colekeh is named after a real Green Vervet monkey owned by our Liberia Country Director, Hannah. He lives nearby the Amani Libera center and loves hanging around as the seamstresses and tailors stitch!

The real Colekeh in Liberia
The real Colekeh in Liberia
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