Founded in 2007 by Liya Kebede, lemlem is entirely made in Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco.
lemlem is a women's resort wear brand made entirely in Africa. In 2007, Liya Kebede was inspired to launch the brand following a trip to her native Ethiopia where she met a group of traditional weavers who no longer had a market for their craft. Meaning to bloom and flourish in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, lemlem is committed to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa. The core collection is handwoven from natural cotton in Ethiopia and lemlem is steadily expanding partnerships with additional workshops across Africa. Women are at the heart of lemlem and the brand is committed to helping them thrive both within its workshops and beyond through its support for lemlem Foundation.
“I wanted to re-inject an energy and fuel back into the artisans and into the artisanal industry.”
— Liya Kebede
lemlem Zoya Tunic Dress