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Parachichi Designs

The Parachichi Project is external to our Amici di Julie association and was born from the will and creativity of Elisa Di Fiore, a volunteer from Salerno in Nyakipambo, who in addition to teaching sewing had the idea of engaging third-year students or those who they have already completed training in setting up a production line for various fabric items for resale. By participating in the project, students learn the basics  of design, new sewing techniques but also discover the meaning of entrepreneurship. In fact, among the aims of the project is also to obtain an economic profit with which to promote the implementation of the structure with the construction of new bathrooms and kitchens for the school dormitories, the flooring of the courtyard where the assemblies take place, and the 'purchase of tools  indispensable for the joinery and masonry sections.

Within a few months Elisa Di Fiore and her dressmakers went from the idea to the creation of bags of various cuts and shapes, clutches, cushions, pot holders and other furnishing accessories. The production line, of African inspiration but with a European touch, has its own distinctive style  from the liveliness of the designs and the bright colors. The trademark is  the avocado, in swaili parachichi, which represents the logo in each product.

The products made are highly appreciated in Italy and beyond, given that the project has aroused great interest also abroad, in particular in Spain and the United States.

The products made are highly appreciated in Italy and beyond, given that the project has aroused great interest also abroad, in particular in Spain and the United States. 


Amici di Julie supports the Parachichi Project through the sale of the items made and the proceeds of which are donated to the development of the Lumetti VTC Professional Institute.

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