Stars, leaves, animal paw prints, names and Liverpool FC are just some of the wax pyjama designs the children at a South London Primary School came up with at our creative workshop.
Wearing Masaai beads, Kente dress and wax batik headscarves, a group of six and seven year olds sitting on the floor eagerly putting up their hands to explain what they know about Ghana.
Part of the school’s Africa day celebrations, we talked about how batik wax print is made, fabric is woven and made into clothes. They then started work on their own designs, expressing their interpretation of what they had learnt about the West African nation through their designs.
‘I didn’t just like it, I loved it.’ Elijah, seven
We passionately believe that children need to understand how and where their clothes and are food is made. To help societies value these skills and increase awareness of the importance of proper pay and conditions.