In 2009 Jax Comyn (old friend of Chrissie's), started Bushbells – a fantastic initiative supporting a small village school in Watamu, in Kenya, by selling fun, colourful kikoy textiles here in the UK as clothes, towels and accessories.
The enterprise not only creates vital jobs in a small coastal community with high unemployment, but all the money raised buys everything for the school - from new classrooms and books to the children’s much-needed daily mug of posho. This is a charity doing great, great things!
In January, we sent a donation to Bushbells' Bluebell School that included our colour & carry nature and wildlife, butterflies of the world and world map tote bags, washable pens and our bestselling world map wrapping paper sheets.
eatsleepdoodle donations for Bushbells
The beauty of doodling is that there's no language barrier - colouring is universally appealing! And our fun and creative prints always inspire so many questions and conversations from young, inquisitive minds!
It's great to see the Bluebell students using our maps and bags to learn about places, icons, nature and wildlife! We love to see happy doodlers enjoying learning and discovering new things.
Students proud of their colouring!
This month we received a lovely letter and wonderful photos from Bushbells thanking us for the items. The students have been using our butterfly tote bag as learning material in their classes and are excited to make their classrooms colourful.
Happy doodlers with world map and pond life tote bags.
If you'd like to support this brilliant initiative, you can buy their wonderfully colourful kikoy textiles here.