This is our collection of Ethiopian social enterprises that are supporting local Ethiopian artisans and innovators. This list is always growing. If you know a business that you think belongs here, please let us know!
Founded to brings jobs into the community, the shoe company soleRebels proudly pays their workers 3 times the industry average, ensures health coverage for workers and their families, and uses upcycled and sustainable materials in their production. They are also Fair Trade Certified by the World Fair Trade Organization. Founder, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, is an internationally recognized entrepreneur – and she isn’t stopping with shoes.
Founded by model and entrepreneur, Liya Kebede, the apparel line LemLem adds a modern element to traditional Ethiopian techniques and textures. Not only does the company embrace Ethiopian cotton and customs, but it incorporates the work of artisans from Kenya, Madagascar and Rwanda.
Paradise Fashion has been empowering Ethiopian women since 1992 by bringing hand woven cotton fabrics to a wider audience. Founder Genet Kebede had the vision to share the history and tradition of Ethiopia while supporting women to gain a sustainable income for themselves and their families.
Woven Promises is a wholesaler of Ethiopian textiles. Their textiles are completely handmade using traditional methods of spinning, weaving, dyeing and finishing but with a contemporary twist. They are a member of the Fair Trade Federation.