Amani Gifts for the Cook in Your Life

Your Thanksgiving host/hostess will spend hours (or perhaps even days) preparing for your Thanksgiving celebration. Why not surprise him or her with a gift from Amani ya Juu? Aprons are a great gift to keep your Thanksgiving host clean for holiday family photos! Batik Hostess Apron, $26 (top left) Original Patch Apron, $30 (bottom left) Men’s Limited Apron, … More Amani Gifts for the Cook in Your Life

Beauty from Charcoal

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting Theresa Musema Harris, one of the women of Amani Liberia.  Theresa remembers asking herself, “Why did I come all the way to Yekepa with my children only to suffer myself?” Theresa is a mother of three children. She and her husband live in Yekepa, where her husband attends … More Beauty from Charcoal

A Joyful Season

Your joy is my joy. Furaha yako ni furaha yangu. – Swahili Proverb  .  The Amani family lives in joy. While life is not without challenges, the Amani women live and work in a community of laughter, love, and encouragement rooted in God’s transcendent peace.Celebrate “peace on earth” with us this Christmas.Share peace and joy with … More A Joyful Season

Artistry Meets Practicality + a Fall special

Artistry and Practicality: A deeper look at Amani’s artistic method Many of Amani’s striking products begin the production process in Amani’s Tie & Dye department. Skilled artists hand-dye, batik, and screen print large batches of fabric every day. Pieces of plain white cotton are stamped with wax and then dipped in hand-mixed dyes during the batiking … More Artistry Meets Practicality + a Fall special

Sandra from Uganda

Sandra from Uganda The Story Behind Original Patch Over the years, many Amani friends have remarked that they often think of Sandra from Uganda, the woman whose name appears on many of the items from the Original Patch line. Sandra was an Amani trainee who distinguished herself as a business woman. She now operates her … More Sandra from Uganda