Monday, June 6, 2011

Lemlem

The Amharic word "Lemlem" means to flourish or bloom. "Supermodel, actress and World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Liya Kebede, discovered that traditional weavers in her native country of Ethiopia were losing their jobs due to a decline in local demand for their goods and wanted to do something about it. Recognizing the beauty, quality and historic significance of their work, Liya started Lemlem in 2007 as a way to inspire economic independence in her native country and to preserve the art of weaving."

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(all images via
Lemlem)


5 comments :

  1. I like the idea -- and the clothes. Thanks for letting us know about this.

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  2. THANKS so much for the intro - totally checking them out now!

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