Collaborations

Annie Sloan and Oxfam

Annie Sloan teamed up with Oxfam to create the Chalk Paint® colour Lem Lem in 2017. Sales of Lem Lem raised vital funds for Oxfam, helping beat poverty worldwide. Lem Lem is still available to purchase.

Annie took inspiration for this colour from the rolling fields of soft green allium plants which she saw whilst exploring the farms and communities supported by Oxfam’s “Ethiopian Seed Project”, in 2017. These alliums are grown by women farmers who are supported in starting and maintaining their own businesses by Oxfam.

The name Lem Lem means “to flourish” in Amharic, which is the main language in Ethoipia. It’s a word the farmers taught Annie, and she thought it was the perfect name for the new colour because like the Seed Project itself it represents hope.

Annie Sloan creating the Chalk Paint colour Lem Lem in her sketch books in Ethiopia with Oxfam
Colour inspiration in Ethiopia with Annie Sloan and Oxfam photo by Tina Hillier
Colour inspiration in Ethiopia with Annie Sloan and Oxfam photo by Tina Hillier
Annie Sloan finding colour inspiration in Ethiopia creating the Chalk Paint colour Lem Lem in collaboration with Oxfam

Lem Lem has helped...

Meet some of the people who have benefited from the funds raised by Annie Sloan customers who purchased Chalk Paint® in Lem Lem. Click each image to learn more.

Meet Milagrosa from the Phillipines who has been helped by the Annie Sloan and Oxfam collaboration
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Take a look at some of the stylish projects our Painters in Residence and friends have created using Lem Lem. Follow #AnnieSloanAndOxfam for more ideas just like this and to share your own projects with us!

Chest of drawers painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem, a soft, warm bright green, and sanded back for a distressed look. With alliums

Annie's Chest of Drawers

Mid Century Vintage Bureau painted by Elizabeth Dot Design with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem

Elizabeth Dot's Bureau

Green ombre distressed cabinet by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Girl in Blue Designs painted with Chalk Paint® in Amsterdam Green, Antibes Green, and Lem Lem

Charlie Massey's Cabinet

Tamsyn Morgans' two colour distress bench painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem and Aubusson Blue

Tamsyn Morgans' Bench

Malcom DesignSixtyNine's IKEA desktop drawers painted with Chalk Paint® in Amsterdam Green and Lem Lem

Malcolm Begg's IKEA desk drawers

Maisie's House chest of drawers painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem and hand-painted alliums, aged with Dark Wax

Chloe Kempster's Chest of Drawers

Jonathon Marc Mendes' writing desk bureau painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem with Oxfam symbols

Jonathon Marc Mendes' Bureau

Hayley Stuart's plant pot painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem

Hayley Stuart's Plant Pot

Polly Coulson's mid-century modern chest of drawers painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem and Henrietta in a geometric style

Polly Coulson's Chest of Drawers

Cressida Bell's lamp painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem with an abstract allium design

Cressida Bell's Lamp

Janice Issitt's wicker chair painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem and planted with succulents

Janice Issit's Chair Planter

Nick Vardakas' low cabinet painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Lem Lem with hand-painted ferns and aged with Dark Wax

Nick Vardakas' Fern Chest of Drawers

Annie Sloan at a vat of Chalk Paint in Lem Lem in Oxford HQ factory
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Annie Sloan and Oxfam

Paint swatch of Lem Lem Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a soft, warm bright green colour created in collaboration with Oxfam
Paint swatch of Lem Lem Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a soft, warm bright green colour created in collaboration with Oxfam

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Annie Sloan at Charleston Farmhouse photographing a wardrobe
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Annie Sloan with Charleston

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