Lemlem – hand-woven from Ethiopia

By Kate | Women
Posted Jun 30, 2011

We first featured last summer and are still in love with these beautifully hand-woven pieces, designed in London and woven in Ethiopia from Lemlem. Supermodel / actress and World Health Organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and 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.

This Grace Gauze Poncho with square construction is 85% Cotton/ 15% Acrylic. Perfect to throw over your maxi dress when you need a spot of colour or to shelter sun-kissed shoulders from air conditioning.

This Marta Guaze Dress will be perfect on those ‘oh so hot, oh so sticky’ days! Made of gauze it is also 85% Cotton/ 15% Acrylic, comes in bright pink, lemon or navy (shown).  Ships everywhere.

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