Namujju Juliet the CEO of Kimuli Fashionability grew up in poverty as an orphan with a single grandmother in a remote and rural Village in Uganda due to the victimization of disability caused to my family. Her Grandmother was a tailor and inspired me as a child to use cut-offs and plastic waste, she would gather from the streets, to produce my own dolls because she could not afford to buy me toys. What others threw away, she started to use as available resources to create something. This changed mindsets towards waste and she started to see the value in protecting the environment. At the age of 20, she founded Kimuli Fashionability as a Sustainable fashion brand to fight for the conservation of the environment and inclusion Of persons with disabilities. Kimuli Fashionability used plastic waste materials to produce fashion and accessories, which are hand made by our tailors with disabilities, whom we train and Employ to up cycle plastic waste into fashion for beautiful products with a purpose for awareness about the under-looked global plastic waste crisis. She says that waste is only waste if you waste it.
To watch Kimuli fashionability story on CNN, follow the link:
Short show: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/01/17/plastic-fashion-uganda-juliet-namujju-avcm.cnn
Full show: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/01/02/fashion-africa-nigeria-uganda-awareness-avc.cnn