With a wish to preserve the art of weaving and a desire to inspire economic independence in her native country Ethiopia, supermodel and actress Liya Kebede launched Lemlem, a line of hand-woven apparel and accessories designed to increase demand for locally made goods in Africa. Kebede works with a group of artisans in Addis Ababa who craft intricate embroidered patterns for each soft, hand-spun piece, giving Lemlem clothing a breezy look, decorated with delicate geometric patterns and cheerful stripes.
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