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.