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Semhal Guesh at the Innatex trade fair in Germany

In addition to the classic clothing sector, numerous other textiles such as accessories, home textiles, fabrics, toys and much more from the fair fashion sector will be exhibited. Accordingly, INNATEX offers time for an intensive exchange and good conversation between traders.

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ENZI - the roots and beginnings of the name and the logo

We strive to give meaning to everything we do at ENZI. Our name and logo are a good example. A few years before we moved to Ethiopia, we decided on the company name ENZI. ENZI co-founder Jawad Braye grew up with me in Kenya. So it's no wonder that we chose the Swahili language for our brand.

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Stories about ENZI

ENZI - the roots and beginnings of the name and the logo

We strive to give meaning to everything we do at ENZI. Our name and logo are a good example. A few years before we moved to Ethiopia, we decided on the company name ENZI. ENZI co-founder Jawad Braye grew up with me in Kenya. So it's no wonder that we chose the Swahili language for our brand.

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Corona in Ethiopia - How ENZI manages the crisis

“Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practice it. Washing your hands is a privilege too. It means you have access to running water. Hand sanitizers are a privilege. It means you have the money to buy them.”

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ENZI FOOTWEAR

The common goal of the founders Azariah Mengistu and Jawad Braye is, to build a fashion business in Africa that maximizes their social impact, minimizes their environmental impact and does not compromise on quality.

Stories about Kabana

Semhal Guesh at the Innatex trade fair in Germany

In addition to the classic clothing sector, numerous other textiles such as accessories, home textiles, fabrics, toys and much more from the fair fashion sector will be exhibited. Accordingly, INNATEX offers time for an intensive exchange and good conversation between traders.

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KABANA BAGS

In Ethiopia, every family is male-dominated, and sons are given more chances than daughters.
As a young female entrepreneur, I aim to be a role model for many young women to follow my footsteps.

Semhal Guesh

Stories about Shimena

All Natural - How Shimena Dyes its Cotton Yarn

The concept of ‘Natural Dyes’ is by no means a new one and refers to all the dyes derived from the natural sources.

Ethiopia has a long tradition of using natural sources for textile coloration, and Shimena wants to maintain and develop this ancient knowledge.

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SHIMENA ACCESSOIRES

Shimenas responsibility-policy contains sustainable use, fair payment, support of women entrepreneurship and training programs for the local youth to earn income by working within the production chain.

Alle Stories

Semhal Guesh at the Innatex trade fair in Germany

In addition to the classic clothing sector, numerous other textiles such as accessories, home textiles, fabrics, toys and much more from the fair fashion sector will be exhibited. Accordingly, INNATEX offers time for an intensive exchange and good conversation between traders.

Read more »

ENZI - the roots and beginnings of the name and the logo

We strive to give meaning to everything we do at ENZI. Our name and logo are a good example. A few years before we moved to Ethiopia, we decided on the company name ENZI. ENZI co-founder Jawad Braye grew up with me in Kenya. So it's no wonder that we chose the Swahili language for our brand.

Read more »

Corona in Ethiopia - How ENZI manages the crisis

“Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practice it. Washing your hands is a privilege too. It means you have access to running water. Hand sanitizers are a privilege. It means you have the money to buy them.”

Read more »

All Natural - How Shimena Dyes its Cotton Yarn

The concept of ‘Natural Dyes’ is by no means a new one and refers to all the dyes derived from the natural sources.

Ethiopia has a long tradition of using natural sources for textile coloration, and Shimena wants to maintain and develop this ancient knowledge.

Read more »