Authentic African Handcrafts

100%

100% organical,
locally grown cotton

73

Communities supported

100

Over 100 people
provided with fair pay

About Shimena

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"Like weaving threads to create good fabric, we need to weave friendships to create a fair, cooperating society."

Firew Konjo

Handwoven

Multicolor

Handwoven

Shawls

Handwoven

Capes

Handwoven

Scarfs

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Handwoven

Natural Dye Solid

Social
Responsibility

Fair Payment

The cooperation with reputable fair-trade shops enables Shimena to pay reasonable wages to its artisans and workers, much higher than the national average.

Environmental
Responsibility

Materials

All used materials come from sources within 30 km distance. The raw cotton, for example, is grown in the lowlands which is 10 km far from Shimenas workshops and the silk production is built in one of our own backyards. Our dye is either natural from local plants or non-harmful dye, purchased from a Swiss company. In addition to their ecological qualities, our dyes are also very compatible for sensitive skin.

Handwoven

Bicolor

Wholesales

Ethiopian Fashion Community

Shimena is proud to be a member of the Ethiopian Fashion Community, an association of several fashion brands, located in the beautiful country of Ethiopia.

Initiated by young Ethiopian entrepreneurs and supported by some international brand specialists, they created a network of small and medium-sized textile-businesses, with complementary product categories, to generate employment.

All involved companies share the same aspects and principles: They are crafting distinctive designed fashion out of contemporary textiles, sourced in Ethiopia, and pay special attention to their social and environmental responsibility.

With a long term vision, the project will enable the brands to soon be independent of support and successfully expand their business into the world.

More and new companies might join the Ethiopian Fashion Community and will learn from each other.
This should lead to a successful, independent, organically growing group of businesses in Ethiopia, that improve the living-conditions of many families.

Other brands of the Ethiopian Fashion Community are Kabana and Enzi footwear.

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