The Fair Justice Initiative

The Fair Justice Initiative

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Welcome to

'KNOTS OF LOVE' - OUR MILLINERY SHOP

Our  millinery vocational training programme sponsored by Australian Aid offers detainees at Nsawam Prison Female Section the opportunity to learn a craft with a fast growing Ghanaian market. Proceeds from the sale of these items will be split between reinvestment in the programme and the individual detainee milliner.

AVAILABLE TO ORDER



Interested in buying or ordering one of our products?

Send us an email to reserve one of the items listed 

OR 

get a quote for a custom fascinator/hatinator design to be made to order - please include instructions on the design/ colour scheme.

Turnaround for a custom piece is a minimum of 5 working days, and may vary depend ending on our visitation schedule.

Our Milliners

Pesh*

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Pesh* describes herself as “a Kenyan by nationality, a fashion icon, an entrepreneur, a model and a project manager”. She wants to become a fashion designer when she leaves Nsawam Prison and has worked hard to make the best of her time until that day arrives. She enjoys “being occupied and busy doing profitable activities” and volunteers for every opportunity. Her determination has been rewarded with five course certificates. Millinery products will be a part of her upcoming fashion line.

Bernice*

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Bernice*  wanted to be part of the millinery programme so that she would have a way to provide for her needs in prison. She also hopes that it will enable her to earn a living in future. 

Hope*

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Hope* is from Malawi, and holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics. She loves how millinery allows her to play with her mind and come up with beautiful products. When she leaves Nsawam Prison she hopes to use her new skills to start a millinery business. She is also determined to further her education, and start a foundation for vulnerable women that creates awareness around drug trafficking and its consequences.

Angela*

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Angela* is very sociable, and loves doing craft work. She hopes that she will be able to keep working as a milliner now that she has finished her sentence. 

Celine*

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Celine* is from Ghana’s Eastern Region. The millinery project has been the perfect way for her to exercise her creative mind, and she’s always on hand to help her peers when they need it. When she leaves Nsawam Prison she hopes to set up her own business and teach the next generation of milliners.

Vicky*

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Vicky* is a hard-working mother of four.  She loves to create, and hopes to become a milliner when she is discharged.

Rita*

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Rita* describes herself as “a very sociable person, very vocal, very smart and very bold”. She is always willing to learn new things, and keeps her hopes and dreams at heart even in the worst of situations. She attributes much of this to her faith in God. She sees the opportunity in everything and knows that she will leave Nsawam Prison as a different person, with the skills to change her life and make her dreams a reality.

Nadia*

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Nadia* is from Ashanti Region. Her dream is to become self-employed. 

Didda*

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Didda* is from Uganda. She loves to travel, and listen to music. Making hats and fascinators is something that she was drawn to as it makes outfits look complete. 

Fatimah*

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Fatimah* is from Morocco. She, quite rightly, describes herself as "a beautiful young woman, disciplined, adventurous and always ready to learn". This is much is evident - she learned to speak English at Nsawam Prison, and upon completing her millinery training wrote and delivered her own class graduation speech. She saw this programme as an opportunity to learn a vocation, and improve her life whilst serving her sentence. 



Some of our milliners have requested that we publish their bios and market their products under pseudonyms,  whereas other were determined to share their names and faces with their achievements. All are asterisked to avoid further identification. 


All photographs were taken with informed consent as to their potential for publication.