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The Textile Designer Bringing Ethiopian Craft to a New Audience

A return to her birthplace resulted in an unexpected cultural connection and the launch of a new business. Born in Ethiopia, Hana Getachew was largely raised in the West, but returned as a young adult and had an epiphany of sorts. Impressed by the country’s artistic traditions, she saw an opportunity to share them with the broader world. To produce her collections of ethically sourced handwoven pillows, throws and linens, the Kingston, New York–based owner of Bolé Road Textiles collaborates with artisans living and working in Ethiopia.    

SOURCE: BUSINESS OF HOME