Can You Build a Fashion Business With a Manufacturing Base in Africa? We did!
lemlem headlined in a recent Business of Fashion article about top brands coming out of Africa. Over the past decade we’ve been working hand in hand with artisan partners to produce outstanding styles that are not only made in Africa but that also convey its rich and beautiful cultures and aesthetics.
At our 10-year mark there is much to celebrate. We’ve expanded production from 200 to 25,000 units annually and lemlem is now available at 300 points of sale across six continents. And we’ve made good on our goal employing over 250 weavers and craftspersons, with salaries having increased five-fold since our partnerships began.
We’re extremely proud to be at the forefront of a movement of African brands helping the continent to become a stronger base for fashion design and manufacturing.