Lem Lem. Even the name is sweet. Model/philanthropist Liya Kebede discovered that traditional weaving in her native Ethiopia was dwindling due to demand and started this clothing line. Handmade by traditional weavers but designed with a modern edge, these pieces are unique and beautiful. All of their current pieces are just screaming to be worn by the pool or beach this summer. This onesie, left, would be perfect on your newborn in hot weather. I can also imagine my four year old throwing on this hoodie or the poncho, below, after putting in a long day of swimming. Then those belts! Only $33 (handmade!) and would make a great gift. Most of the pieces could work for girls or boys but there are also some really pretty dresses and skirts, my favorite is below.
There are women’s pieces as well, and are sold along with the children’s wear through their website, lemlem.com and also through jcrew.com and Barney’s.com. The line is a bit pricey but again, handmade, and for a good cause– craftsmanship like this should not die out!