To continue on from our African Connections night back in November, we are celebrating Malawi with a free event in the shop on Thursday 16th March from 6pm. Take a look at the event on Facebook to let us know you're coming!
The 19th of March is Buy Malawian day - an initiative designed to promote the fantastic quality and range of products available from the warm heart of Africa. We've invited speakers from Chifundo & Chanasa, Malawi, Wool-n-Wood and Scotland Malawi Partnership to come and show off what they have to offer.
We will have free entertainment (tbc) and free kilombero rice and curry served from 6pm. The talks will start around 6:30pm and finish up about 7:30pm.
Chifundo & Chanasa reach out to women who need support and empowerment through education and income generation so that they can fulfil their potential and make a difference for their families, communities and country. It is women mutually helping each other. They upcycle denim & traditional chitenje cotton fabric products such as aprons, bags, purses and oven mitts. We have a small range available to buy in the shop now.
Wool-n-Wood are a small business based in Central Scotland which brings together the natural resources of both Scotland and Malawi, helping to create opportunities for low income artisans in Malawi. Their latest product is made by the Bangwe carvers of Blantyre, Malawi who make beautifully carved knitting needles, packaged in a vibrant cotton drawsting bag - perfect for storing all your knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Scotland Malawi Partnership are pushing their competition - which you will want to enter. The prize up for grabs is a 7 day luxury trip to Malawi for you and a friend!
To enter, all you have to do is take a photo of yourself with one of the many amazing Malawian products, post on social media and enter your details on their website. For more information take a look here: http://scotland-malawipartnership.org/get-involved/buymalawian/how-to-win/