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Healing Lives & Turquoise Slippers Bundle

Healing Lives & Turquoise Slippers Bundle

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Buy the perfect winter bundle featuring the wonderful book Healing Lives and the very comfy Sheweshwe slippers. 

Healing Lives tells the remarkable story of two incredible women and their unlikely friendship, united in a mission to save the lives of some of the world's poorest and most desperate women. Healing Lives reveals the untold tale of Mamitu Gashe, Dr Catherine Hamlin's protégée, and the inspiring almost 60-year friendship between the two women.

Mamitu, a young woman from a remote village in Ethiopia, travelled to Addis Ababa seeking help.  She was close to death, having been horrifically injured during childbirth.  The Hamlins saved her life and in return, Mamitu dedicated her life to their mission.  She went from mopping floors and comforting her fellow patients, to becoming one of the most acclaimed fistula surgeons in the world, despite never having had a day's schooling.

Shweshwe fabric is an intricately patterned design, used in traditional South African clothing. Our Shweshwe Slippers combine this stunning fabric design with traditional beadwork.   

Materials & Dimensions

Book: 2020, Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 9781760982034. Paperback, 328 pages
Slippers: Cotton upper, feature bead decoration, vinyl sole. Size 7-8, 27.5 x 11.5cm

Care Instructions

Spot clean with a damp cloth


We ship worldwide using Australia Post. Postage cost is calculated at checkout. Orders are packed with love by our Hamlin volunteers and usually dispatched within three working days.

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Gifts that Give Back

When you purchase from the Hamlin Shop, you are receiving ethical products handmade by fairtrade artisans from a variety of countries across Africa. Your purchase supports local craftspeople and women in Ethiopia who are recovering from preventable childbirth injuries. This is shopping with an impact. Thank you.