History of lemlem
'By employing traditional weavers, we're trying to break their cycle of poverty, at the same time preserving the art of weaving while creating modern, casual, comfortable stuff that we really want to wear.' - Liya Kebede
About the Founder
Liya Kebede is a model and actress. She is the founder of lemlem and lemlem Foundation and actively serves as the brand’s Creative Director. She has been featured on multiple American and international Vogue covers and in major campaigns for top designers and cosmetics brands. In recognition of her body of work and her philanthropic efforts on behalf of women in Africa, Kebede was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year.