Accessories Maker - FA-SE-ET-55
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This Ethiopian based textile maker, homeware and accessories manufacturer works with a team of 233 workers, 53 in the workshop and 180 working at their own sites. The company links the artisan skills of one of Africa’s most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result; unique contemporary treasures, made in and out of Addis Ababa, that have already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo interested in their style-forward range of fashion and home accessories designed and made with a sophisticated style.
Featherweight scarves are hand-woven using skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years. Ethiopia is one of the world’s largest leather producers and is known particularly for its supple lamb Nappa leather and also for their hand-dyeing skills. These get translated to homeware and accessories products like bags and small leather goods that are made by local craftsman.
They incorporate such artisanal skills as hand-printed cotton linings, traditional bead embellishments and embroidery designed to suit current global clienteles. In addition, the company has an extensive home decor line of basketry and pottery that are made by women craft masters.
This self-sufficient, ethical business employs both leading local artisans and those with entry-level skills. All those working for them receive a fair wage and are ensured safe working conditions. They pride themselves on how they collaborate with community organizations and cooperatives to create employment to some of the world’s most marginalized people.
Product offered includes:
Shemma Fabric, Basketry, Leather bags, scarves and accessories, home pottery, Woven products and tailoring for clothing
Services offered includes:
|Made to Order – bespoke production
|Development through to production