lemlem is an ethical Ethiopian fashion brand that specialises in breezy, woven fabrics. The aim, alongside creating fabulous pieces woven with substance as well as style, is to inspire economic independence in Ethiopia. lemlem creates looks that are comfortable in the city yet equally ready for vacation getaways.
After discovering that weavers in her native Ethiopia were losing their jobs due to the lack of local demand, model and actress Liya Kebede wanted to do something to help. lemlem, which means "to flourish" and "bloom" in Amharic, uses local, traditionally trained weavers and their ancient techniques to craft cover-ups, dresses and more.