Monday, June 30, 2014

Lem Lem: Fair Trade Summer Clothing from Ethiopia


Lem Lem fair trade clothing for summer and spring

Lemlem, meaning "to bloom" in Amharic, was started by supermodel Liya Kebede as a way of providing Ethiopian weavers with economic independence. Each piece is designed in New York and made in Ethiopia using traditional artisanal weaving practices. The result is a vibrant collection of delicately handcrafted summer staple pieces.

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WEARING: Lem Lem cotton striped shirt, fair trade; gifted shorts (secondhand), Pikolinos Masaai sandals (similar HERE), fairly made in Spain with fair trade beading; Mango Tree fitted bangle, made from sustainable mango tree wood, Butter London Three-free nail polish in Ladybird.

Alert! There are a few shirts and shorts similar to the one I'm wearing that are on deep clearance at Net a Porter right now (50%-70% off in size medium and large):


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I've also put together a few more favorites from across the inter webs:













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