Saturday, March 20, 2010

LemLem Lemme at it!

So, I was toodling around Holt's the other day and I came across the most beautiful scarves by LemLem. They were so simple and unique looking. Perfect for the breezy days of summer, methinks. Turns out, LemLem was created by Supermodel-turned-designer Liya Kebede. It was born out of a trip to her native Ethiopia. Lemlem, meaning "to bloom or flourish" in Amharic, uses traditional artisans to produce beautiful hand-woven scarves. Awesome.

"Since ancient times in the land of the Queen of Sheba, the Ethiopian people have adorned themselves in beautiful hand woven and hand embroidered clothing. The hand spinning of cotton and intricate embroidery was the work of women while the hand weaving was done mainly by men. It is our wish to bring to you an incredible handwork and help preserve this ancient art form by creating opportunities for the Artisans" -

Did I also mention that they make beautiful children's clothes as well? Get it here.

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