Fashion that Feeds! Handwoven scarves by members of the Mothers Cooperative at Fresh and Green Academy, a school for impoverished children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Every item sold helps the women provide food for their families.
Some Fun Facts About Ethiopia! Did you know:
Ethiopia is nearly twice the size of Texas.
Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and they have official coffee ceremonies in family homes. If you are offered coffee, it is rude to decline.
Ethiopia claims the final resting place of the Ark of the covenant at a chapel in the holy city of Aksum, which used to be the capital of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has 63 airports. Only 17 of them have a paved runway.
In the Ethiopian Calendar there are 13 months. Each month has 30 days and the last month has only 5 or 6. The New Year is celebrated on September 11th and they are almost eight years behind our western calendar.
Ethiopian homes are a traditionally a round hut called a Tukul. Families like to use magazines or newspapers as “wallpaper” in their homes. The floor is dirt, the walls are either sticks and/or mud, and the roof is made out of a long grass called Tef, a gluten free grain that is also eaten. I have enjoyed Tef “bread” at our local Ethiopian restraurant many times.
A large portion of the Ethiopian population claims descent from King Solomon of Jerusalem, and Makeda, the queen of Sheba?
Buying these beautiful handwoven scarves add Eco-Fashion to your wardrobe, while helping Ethiopian women and their families out of poverty. Thank you for shopping Fair Trade, Green, and Woman Made!