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Bolé Road Textiles fuses colorful Ethiopian weaving with modern design

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Bolé Road Textiles fuses colorful Ethiopian weaving with modern design

Bolé Road Textiles brings the beautiful, hand woven textiles of Ethiopia to Brooklyn. Founded by Hana Getachew to fuse traditional Ethiopian weaving with modern design, Bolé Road Textiles will debut their colorful and versatile designs at the BKLYN Designs furniture festival between May 8-10, 2015.

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Getachew was inspired to create Bolé Road Textiles by her childhood growing up in Ethiopia. As a child, her home was filled with rich and colorful textiles, which influenced her decision to become an interior designer in adulthood. Looking back to this source of inspiration, she decided to partner with artisans living in Ethiopia as a way to bridge the gap between her familial tradition and current career.

Getachew has committed to having the patterned dyed textiles woven in Ethiopia as a means to support her home country, but also as a way to ensure the quality she grew up with. She is currently working with a weaving collective of twelve men (who are the traditional weavers in Ethiopia) in Addis Ababa, and two additional collectives comprised of women. With these partnerships, she helps entrepreneurs in her homeland revitalize their local economies by paying fair wages. She has also partnered with Eden Projects, which helps to reforest environmentally damaged areas, and imagine1day, which helps to educate Ethiopian children.

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