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Could Ethiopian Fashion Go Global? CNN Explores Ethiopia’s Rising Fashion Industry

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Could Ethiopian Fashion Go Global? CNN Explores Ethiopia’s Rising Fashion Industry

Ethiopian Fashion Inside Africa“Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)The country has an international supermodel. It has a world-renown designer, a centuries-old textile industry, and its very own fashion school. It’s Ethiopia, and it’s perched to hit the global fashion industry by storm.

“I do see a trend of Ethiopian fashion going abroad,” admits Mahlet Teklemariam, the organizer of Addis Ababa Fashion Week.

“(Fashion in) Ethiopia in the past was mostly local. It wasn’t known on the international market,” she notes. That, she says, is starting to change.

“A lot of international companies are investing in Ethiopia. The Turkish have a lot of big companies producing here and H&M are producing here…”

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