Supermodel/actress and maternal health advocate Liya Kebede founded lemlem in 2007. Inspired by a trip to her native Ethiopia, lemlem provides another voice for African causes as well as a beautiful embodiment of its traditions and culture. Meaning “to bloom” or “to flourish” in Amharic, lemlem is handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton and rooted in tradition, but woven with a modern touch.

Hayat Off Shoulder Top
Afia Wrap Skirt


Afia Dress


Hayat Shorts



Women are at the heart of lemlem...