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Elias Sime is a collector of thread, buttons, plastic, animal skins, horn, fabric, bottle tops, and electric parts. From these objects he creates expansive collages and sculpture, with much of the material coming from the Addis Ababa open-air market, the Merkato, specifically the Menalesh Tera section—translated as “what do you have?”

Elias Sime is a collector of thread, buttons, plastic, animal skins, horn, fabric, bottle tops, and electric parts. From these objects he creates expansive collages and sculpture, with much of the material coming from the Addis Ababa open-air market, the Merkato, specifically the Menalesh Tera section—translated as “what do you have?”

Ethiopia Map Print Addis Ababa Print Ethiopia by InkistPrints

Ethiopia Map Print, Addis Ababa Print, Ethiopia Poster, Watercolor Map, State Art, Bedroom Decor, Map Poster, Dorm Decor

Autoparque in Addis Ababa. The House of Lost Children by Basurama. A much needs playground made with palettes and scraps of metal, for children of Addis Abeba #Placemaking #LQC #Upcycling

Autoparque in Addis Ababa. The House of Lost Children by Basurama. A much needs playground made with palettes and scraps of metal, for children of Addis Abeba

Raven + Lily Yami tote, PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Handmade distressed leather tote made from Ethiopian leather.  This bag is great for every day on the go wear. Made in partnership with a brand new workshop in Addis Ababa, focused on providing employment opportunities for women vulnerable to labor trafficking.

Yami Distressed Leather Tote - Made in partnership with a brand new workshop in Addis Ababa, focused on providing employment opportunities for women vulnerable to labor trafficking.

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Ethiopian Souvenirs

The other day, I had some beautiful light shining through the windows, so I gathered up the souvenirs I brought home from Ethiopia and had a little photo shoot.

Noonday Collection's Bethe Rope Necklace give away (til Feb 6th, 2013) - made of up-cycled artillery in Ethiopia by the Entoto Mountain Project, from ashes to beauty! Take a fun Cosmo-style quiz to win! www.kristineshafer.com

made of up-cycled artillery in Ethiopia by the Entoto Mountain Project, from ashes to beauty!

Custom Amharic Sign

Amharic Sign, Rustic Sign, Upcycled Pallet Sign, Ethiopian Name Sign, Amharic Name Sign, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Melkam Gena, Amharic Pallet

Custom Amharic Sign

Sustainable, upcycled, earthy, stylish, beaded paper necklaces and bracelets from Uganda, made by tightly rolling recycled paper.  The Nakate Project, was set up to empower women through higher paid employment, and give these pieces an international market. They also sell more refined pieces of jewellery fashioned from waste bones and horns from the village cattle trade.  In the UK you can purchase items through Sapelle http://sapelle.com

"Addis Ababa: African Eco Fashion for Sustainable Development - The only thing better than sustainable development and eco fashion? Eco fashion designers working to support sustainable development" ♥

Oliberté Krabu Bag Oliberté, maker of fine leather shoes and bags, builds premium product by African craftsmen as a way to create jobs and build sustainable communities by paying fair wages. It opened its own ethically responsible factory in August 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Krabu has adjustable leather straps, a carry handle, and it clips shut with two buckles

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