Ethiopia’s canada goose outlet designs on leather trade

But the embroidered print on the outside, the chunky bronze rings attached to the fashionably short straps and canada goose outlet the oversized “it” bag status all scream designer chic.

Taytu, a conglomeration of 12 Ethiopian leather companies backed by Unido canada goose factory outlet (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Canada Goose Jackets is named after Emperor Meneliek II’s wife, Itegu Taytu.

It is the first luxury designer label to emerge from Ethiopia, a country known more for its droughts, famines and civil wars official canada goose outlet than for making waves on the international fashion scene.

The label’s Canada Goose Coats On Sale first collection sold out when it premiered at the Paris fashion accessories collections in autumn 2006. Buyers from around the world snapped up the entire collection of shoes, bags and shawls.

Holly Hikido, an Italian fashion consultant and buyer, ordered canada goose outlet black friday the Taytu spring collection.

She says she was inevitably curious about “Made in Ethiopia” as a concept.

But having seen the products, received her order and garnered feedback from customers, she is positive that there is a niche in the market for luxury brands such as Taytu.

“I Canada Goose Online was very impressed with the diversity of the products, with the quality of the materials and artisan details, and also with the interesting, canada goose store but very modern designs,” she says.

“I think consumers today are becoming more and more interested in where the products they buy are made and how they are made.

“Also, the luxury market canada goose outlet customer is getting tired of logos and big brands, canada goose coats on sale looking for an alternative which is more personalised.”

Ethiopia is the 10th largest canada goose outlet canada producer of livestock in the world, and by far the biggest in Africa with some 78 million cattle, sheep and goats.

Leather exports destined for the UK, Italy and, increasingly China, generated $10m for Ethiopia last year.

Leather is the country’s second highest foreign exchange earner after the main export, coffee.

Industry experts believe the leather industry has the potential to overtake coffee and become a serious source of much needed revenue.

“Here in Canada Goose Outlet Ethiopia, we have the quantities of raw material to make top quality leather products,” said Solomon Yesuf, owner of Jonzo, a leather company in the Taytu coalition.

His firm produces the world renowned “Bati genuine”, a material used for the finest, thinnest, suede.

But Mr Yesuf concedes that the industry needs to be more effectively canada goose outlet online organised and standards raised.

An hour’s drive east of the capital, the busy Addis Ababa Canada Goose Parka Dijibouti road winds past disused factories perched on hillsides and furniture makers clamouring canada goose outlet toronto factory for scraps of business from the hordes of lorries transporting their loads to the port in neighbouring Dijibouti.

Debre Zeit is a popular weekend canada goose outlet jackets destination for the https://www.foekjedillema.nl Addis Ababa elite.

The town is canada goose outlet uk also home to Bale, one of Ethiopia’s most productive tanneries, churning out 500 hides and 200 goat skins per day as well as a selection of crocodile, kid and other exotic skins to order.

A putrid smell hangs over the tannery.

“Everything that comes in here must leave in three months,” explains the tannery’s Armenian general manager, Garen Nalbandian, as he helps his workers salt and stack up the stinking raw hides in the tannery’s store room.

“Hides and raw skins are perishable products and need to be stored and preserved well. But that’s not happening in most of the country’s tanneries.”

Mr Nalbandian says poor standards mean the quality of the leather is going down. “The government needs to make sure everyone complies to the same standard,” he adds.

Intent on creating a skilled labour force capable of taking the industry forward, the Ethiopian government has canada goose outlet parka set up a technical Institute specialising in leather and leather products.

Like Ethiopia’s emerging horticulture industry, the government is keen to draw international private investors into the leather sector, by offering incentives, tax holidays and access to finance.

“We are setting very ambitious yet, we believe, canada goose outlet nyc achievable targets for the leather sector,” says Seleshi Lemma, head of textiles and leather development at the buy canada goose jacket cheap Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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