How Shimena Protects the Nature and Weaving Culture of Ethiopia

01.05.2021
A blog article written by Shimena founder Firew Konjo.

I have worked in creating lucrative livelihood for young artisans that were abandoning the tradition of weaving to quick income jobs like charcoal production, fuel wood business and similar activities.

It has also curbed the migration of young people to the capital city with the opportunity of engaging in exploitative and illegal activities.

The enterprise also has helped to save the traditional skill transformation and preserve the art of weaving by developing modern use and upgrading the products.

Also, I want to change the perception of young weavers that they look down on the weaving art as a low paying job, and the community to view that weaving is a respective, marketable and lucrative business.

Firew Konjo

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