Lemlem, made in Ethiopia

February 19, 2010 0 comment

Sometimes we can only travel in spirit. And sometimes the trip starts in the closet, with what we decide to put on for the day. I have always been a fan of Liya Kebede’s children’s line, lemlem, ethically produced in her native Ethiopia. Actually, before I knew I would have a baby girl, before I even knew I was pregnant, I got this beautiful little dress from lemlem, size 2 years old. Just in case.

Literally meaning to bloom in Amharic, the line is made by women artisans who are, as such, able to maintain their tradition of hand-woven cottons and very refined embroideries. With the clothes coming from so far away, it makes a sweet story to tell the children when getting dressed in the morning. Until they get lucky to go to beautiful Africa one day.

Net-A-Porter started selling the scarves & bag collection for women recently, and you’ll have to travel to Paris’ Le Bon Marche, Yoya in New York or Lost&Found in LA to get the children’s pieces.

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