Amie Julius

Amie loves playing ball games with her friends, and dreams of going to college to become a bank manager. In the meantime, she spends most of her time helping her parents out selling Sierra Leonean arts and crafts at their Lumley beach market stall in Freetown. We first noticed her keenly following us around the market, fascinated by what our designers were up to. Her sharp observation skills combined with a clear artistic bent led to her playful headbands being commissioned by As We Grow. Amie uses material off-cuts to cover a metal frame and – together with Guðrún from As We Grow – she adds cat ears to liven them up; the challenge being to ensure they are cat-like, not devil-like. Amie plans to buy books and new shoes for school with the money. We believe this to be a great investment for a future bank manager.