Kimuli Fashionability up cycle plastic waste into fashion and accessories while training and employing persons with disabilities. The fashion label transforms the perception of the society that disability is not inability and that plastic is a resource which cannot be consumed as disposable.
The Kimuli rain jacket from upcycled plastic sugar sacks made by disabled Ugandans has been displayed and auctioned at the UN General Assembly in New York for high level awareness to inspire policy making towards environmental sustainability and inclusiveness. By 2025 Kimuli Fashionability envisions to have trained 600 persons with disabilities as trainers of trainers in their communities to meet the 2030 goal of reducing plastic waste disposal by 70%.
Juliet Namujju is the founder and CEO of Kimuli Fashionability. She grew up in poverty as an orphan with a single grandmother in a remote village in Uganda due to the victimization of disability. Her Grandmother was a tailor and inspired her as a child to use cut-offs and plastic waste to produce her own dolls because she could not afford buying her toys. What others threw away, Julie started to see it as a resource. After attaining a certificate in fashion and design at the age of 20, Julie founded Kimuli Fashionability as a sustainable fashion label transforming the waste crisis in Africa into employment opportunities for disabled tailors and to fight for the conservation of the environment.
Julie has been able to present her upcycled fashion in Germany at the at Bildkorrekturren fair fashion conference 2017, she won the Ugandan Ye-Community Award 2018, became a TEEP Fellow and the first runners up in the AWIEF Awards 2018.