“Bloom and Florish”Liya Kebede talks about her new clothing line Lemlem and how she hopes to break the circle of poverty in Ethiopia.

By employing traditional weavers,we’re trying to break their circle of poverty,at the same time preserving the art of weaving…

Kebede was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A film director spotted her while she was attending Lycée Guebre-Mariam and introduced her to a French modeling agent. After completing her studies, she moved to France to pursue work through a Parisian agency. (more…)


International Designers X African Artisans For Ethical Fashion Initiatives


Trade not Aid is a movement that has been in motion for a long time with the aim to dispel the misconception that Africa needs help rather than investments. The Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) stands as a giant supporter of that movement as their byline states “Not charity, Just work“.


She discovered a way to treat a startling source of disease in children: Stress

Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician in San Francisco .photo credits: Jason henry

Soon after Nadine Burke Harris opened a pediatrics clinic in a low-income neighborhood in San Francisco, she began grappling with the high rates of asthma and other illnesses that she was diagnosing in her patients. She wanted to understand why so many of the kids she saw were so sick.