Ethiopia has a rich history of traditional handwoven textiles which are unique and beautifully delicate. The country is one of the fastest growing countries on the African continent and the textile and fashion industry is expanding and spreading all over the country.
Ethiopia is developing on all levels and so the consumption – of fashion is a big part of it. There are many levels and questions to ask, topics to discuss, awareness to be called for.
The beauty of the textile industry in Ethiopia is, that within the country we find cotton farmers, spinners, weavers – the “shamane’s” and we find designers who work with the traditional woven textiles – the whole chain.
First steps have been made to introduce a group of cotton farmers to growing organic cotton.
Also a lot of textile and garment factories who produce on a large scale and export, have settled in Ethiopia.
We believe that learning from past, is the only way to grow – sustainable on all levels and into a future and a world that will be worth leaving for the future generations.