Ethiopia

H&M, Swedfund Pilot Sustainable Textile Factory in Ethiopia

H&M has signed a long-term sourcing agreement with a new textile factory in Ethiopia that promises to provide up to 4,000 new jobs. Established by development financier Swedfund…

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Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

SHOES WITH SOUL “We are extremely pleased to work with Camper, a family-owned company with strong values and a long-term perspective on our collaboration,” Simone Cipriani, head…

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Lemlem, Soludos's Ethical Espadrilles Are Bohemian-Chic

While folks in the Northern Hemisphere are dusting off their snow boots, for the rest of us, there’s Soludos, a line of bohemian-chic espadrilles that pair soft cotton uppers with…

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H&M Disputes TV Station's Claims of Land-Grabbing in Ethiopia

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock H&M is in TV4’s cross-hairs again. Two years after the Swedish broadcaster slammed the high-street retailer for failing to prevent…

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H&M, Swedfund to Develop a "Responsible" Ethiopian Textile Industry

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock H&M has its eye on Africa. It’s not the only one, either. Swedfund, a state-owned risk-capital firm that specializes in emerging…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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H&M Looks to Leverage Ethiopia's Low-Cost Clothing Factories

Photo by JuliusKielaitis/Shutterstock H&M is looking to “expand its sourcing footprint” by turning to Ethiopia as a new, low-cost country to produce its clothing. The…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Lemlem Create Ethically Crafted "Mommy and Me" Tops

Say what you like—or don’t like—about Gwyneth Paltrow; the actress-turned-lifestyle-guru sure knows how to pick ’em. Her latest stab at ecommerce has her Goop venture…

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Lemlem's Supermodel-Approved Garments Support Ethiopian Livelihoods

PRODIGAL DAUGHTER Like its founder, Lemlem’s approach is to “keep things easy yet luxurious.” Characterized by clean lines, neutral hues, and splashes of color, its…

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Oliberté Creates Jobs in Africa by Manufacturing Its Shoes on the Continent

WALKING TALL Although the business launched in 2009 with only two silhouettes and a handful of employees, it’s now a global brand that’s projected to sell between 20,000 and…

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