Corporate Culture is the Key to Equality in the Workplace
Over the last three years, we have seen community trust and respect grow alongside economic security. 60 % of the women in our raw material production and processing as well as our employees are women.
Ethiopian Tradition of Handloom Weaving Passed Down from Generation to Generation
Traditionally, men are the ones who take on weaving and the production of textiles and garments as a task. Shimena wants to change these structures and also enables women to learn this ancient weaving culture.
Shimena Shows Us How They Make Their Textiles and Introduces Their New Collection
Everything starts with the procurement of the cotton; just like the dyes and almost every other raw materials, this is sourced from the local area around Abra Minch.
How Firew Konjo Advises Shimenas Artisans How to Save Money
The challenge that I observed from the artisans is they used to spend all their earnings they got from weaving without any saving.
How Shimena Protects the Nature and Weaving Culture of Ethiopia
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.