Meriam Ibrahim, the woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, arrived Thursday in Italy and met with Pope Francis in the Casa Santa Marta. During the meeting, she was accompanied by her family: Husband Daniel Wani, Martin (a year and a half), and Maya, born in prison two months ago. (News.va)
LEMLEM Pre-Fall 2014 Collection.
Modelled by Ajak Deng, the latest from Lemlem (a surprisingly affordable label, considering) can be describes as laidback cool with subtle hints of masculinity that mixes breezy striped tunics, tie-dyed fabrics and loose chinoes with classic unisex footwear.
Founded in 2007 by model, spokeswoman and entrepreneur Liya Kebede, Lemlem (which means ‘bloom’ or ‘flourish’ in Amharic) was born out of a need to inspire economic independence in Ethiopia and to preserve the art of weaving. Noticing that traditional weavers in her home country were losing their jobs due to a decline in demand for their art, Kebede established the label as a way of addressing this void and preserving an important part of Ethiopian history.
All items are handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton.