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Ashlee: on amani and the importance of buying handmade

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Amani ya Juu's center in Liberia recently had a visit from our country director's sister and friend, Ashlee. Ashlee runs a wonderful blog, Where my Heart Resides, and recently created a beautiful post about Amani Liberia seamstresses, buying ethically, and our stunning products.

We've posted her lovely photos below, and you can read her blog post, "on amani and the importance of buying handmade", here.

[caption id="attachment_2901" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Ophelia, Amani Liberia Ophelia, Amani Liberia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2902" align="aligncenter" width="560"]An iron, filled with coal, which Amani Liberia uses to press clothing while stitching An iron, filled with coal, which Amani Liberia uses to press clothing while stitching[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2903" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Colekeh the Monkey, Amani Liberia's newest product Colekeh the Monkey, Amani Liberia's newest product[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2904" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Children of the seamstresses at Amani Liberia Children of the seamstresses at Amani Liberia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2906" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Amani Liberia Computer Cases, made out of old cement bags Amani Liberia Cement Laptop Case made out of old cement bags found around the community[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2905" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Coasters Coasters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2907" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Amani Liberia's pocket dress, designed by Hannah Lenore Amani Liberia's pocket dress, designed by Hannah Lenore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2910" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Felicia, one of the Amani Liberia seamstresses, and her boys Felicia, one of the Amani Liberia seamstresses, and her boys[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2909" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Several members of Amani Liberia with Ashley and Ashlee Several members of Amani Liberia with Ashley and Ashlee[/caption]


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