Model Liya Kebede Talks Lemlem, Her Sustainable Clothing Line

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The catwalker’s LemLem collection is a model of sustainability. Would you expect anything else from a beauty like her?

Liya Kebede discovered that traditional weavers in her native country of Ethiopia were losing their jobs due to a decline in local demand for their goods and wanted to do something about it. Recognizing the beauty, quality and historic significance of their work, Liya started Lemlem in 2007 as a way to inspire economic independence in her native country and to preserve the art of weaving.

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