Friday, December 21, 2012

Electronic Awava Gift Cards Available in time for Christmas!

It's not too late to give the gift of Awava this Christmas! Purchase an Awava gift card and receive an electronic gift card which is printable and/or emailable, in increments of $10 this holiday season (delivery same day as purchase)!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Awava November Monthly Give Away Winner

Our November winner gets the very special prize of $100 worth of Awava merchandise and without further ado, here we go.

Here are all the names that were entered in to the draw.

And all the names folded up ready to be drawn.

And here is the video where we find out the winner.

Congratulations to Emily Eakes.

You can still enter the December draw by sharing Awava on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram for a chance to win the Jambo Messenger Bag by Waswad for Awava.

Good luck :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

November Entrants

For the month of November, Awava is letting you choose what you win. This very special winner will get to pick Awava goodies for up to $100!

Here is the list of entrants.

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This is a big one, so if your name is missing from this list but you shared Awava on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram in the month of November, send an email to to get added before the draw.

Good luck to y'all :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

LOLA Giant Holiday Show 2012!

swag bags filled with freebies from vendors AND local businesses for the first 50 people in the door each day! 

Butternut Squash
Early Jewelry
Feather Spring Arts
Glitter & Rust
Healing Moon Soaps
Kate E. Burke
Kitty Reese
Leslie Kay
Nurture Botanicals & Bazil Essentials
REDdesigns Jewelry
MacKomics Studio
Alicia Kelly
Little Bluestem Baby
Jill Riley
Alison Berger
Eat Art Club
Rural Pearl by Angie Pickman

Elevate Massage
Oh! Snap! Photobooth

Thursday, November 22, 2012

October Winner (Awava Monthly Giveaway)

And we have a winner. Awava's October winner gets the beautiful Ekitanda Duvet set. Ok, let's get on with it :)

Here are the names of the entrants laid out and just before the drawing.

And here is the draw.

A huge congratulations to our Facebook friend, Tamie Lynne McGranahan.

You have until the end of November to enter for, probably, our coolest prize yet. Share Awava on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your Blog or Instagram and you could win $100 worth of Awava products. So get sharing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

October Draw Entrants

Here it's the list of entrants for Awava's October draw.

If you shared Awava on your social media sites in the month of October and your name isn't on this list, send an email to to be added before the draw on Friday.

You can still enter the November draw to win $100 worth of Awava goodies.

Good luck to you all.

Monday, November 12, 2012

our super special november giveaway is.....

awava @ k-state fair trade marketplace!

Join us Tuesday & Wednesday, November 13 & 14 for the annual Fair Trade Marketplace at Kansas State University! It's a fantastic place to get your ethical holiday shopping out of the way!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

back by popular demand...the matooke zip clutch!

Back by popular demand, our matooke zip clutch is made of hand-dyed banana fiber woven to perfection. 

Carry as a clutch or throw in your purse filled with cash, makeup or computer gadgets!

Each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade with banana fiber and dye sourced in local Ugandan markets.

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our katono coin purse is back!

Our katono coin purse, made with hand-dyed & hand-woven banana fiber is BACK! 

Lined with contrasting nylon liner, each piece measures 5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall with a zip closure. 

Each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade with banana fiber and dye sourced in local Ugandan markets. 

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new gomesi dress prints!

Think you need to put your gomesi sundress away for the winter? WRONG! Pair it with tights, boots and a cardigan and you're good to go!

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Winning! September edition

We have a winner for the September draw. I'll give you a hint ... she's a blogger. (So that's two hints, but that's ok, because you're about to find out who she is.) She wins herself an Awava Kiwanvu Maxi Dress.

A huge congratulation to blogger, Sandy, who blogged about Awava's runway fashion at the Kansas City Fashion Week.

You can still enter to win October's prize, the Ekitanda Duvet Set, by mentioning Awava on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram (@awava). Good luck :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

our eco-fabulous jewelry is now at THE MERC!

Think recycled cow horn, paper, banana fiber, bark cloth, seeds, pods and sterling silver! Our eco-friendly jewelry can now be found at The Community Mercantile at 901 Iowa in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas. Just in time to dress yourself in fair trade during Fair Trade Month and beyond!

The Merc is currently the sole retailer of our new jewelry in partnership with Wawoto Kacel Cooperative in Gulu, Uganda! Stop in a check it out! We didn't even have time to photograph the pieces!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

September 2012: The list of give away entrants

Here it is, the list of entrants into the Awava monthly give away for last month who just might win themselves the lovely Kiwanvu Maxi Dress.

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Check the list to make sure your name made the list if you shared about Awava on any of your social media platforms. Especially if you used Facebook and don't share your posts publicly, we might miss them.

If you did share and your name isn't on the list, email to rectify before the draw.

Good luck.

Monday, September 10, 2012

awava has become a partner and contributor to ashoka changemakers power of small!


Awava is honored to be a partner in Ashoka Changemaker's Power of Small competition! And our Founder, Kate von Achen is excited to be sharing some of her experiences in Uganda this week as a contributor to their blog! Watch the Power of Small space, and take a look at Kate's first entry here

August Winner

We have a winner for the Omulimu Shift Dress from the Margie Hogue for Awava Summer Clothing Line.

And here she is;

Congratulations to Ruth Ramsay who re-pinned one of Awava's Pins on Pinterest.

You still have a chance to Facebook, Tweet, Blog, Pin or Instagram (@awava) to win this month's prize, the Kiwanvu Maxi Dress.

Good luck.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

August list of entrants.

(I really like that word, August. It doesn't get used for much else than the month these days, though. Still, it's a nice strong word.)

Moving on to the list of last month's entrants for the Awava monthly draw.

If you shared about Awava on your various social media sites in the month of August and your name isn't on this list, please send an email to to get your name added.

Good luck to all of you that entered to win the beautiful Omulimu Shift Dress from our Margie Hogue for Awava Summer Clothing Line.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

our new kiwanvu maxi dress!

coming this week to