Welana – Transcendent Designs on Handmade Textiles from Ethiopia
Welana is a relatively new brand based in Berlin that imports handmade, high quality textiles from extraordinary weavers in Ethiopia. Their beautiful products stem from a childhood friendship of founders, Welella and Anna who had been trying to come up with innovative solutions and ideas for the lack of employment opportunities in Ethiopia.
Welana’s products are not mass produced items without focus or meaning, the brand was created to solve a problem, a solution that is as long-lasting and sustainable as possible. All Welana products are produced locally in Ethiopia under fair conditions by weavers and producers which in turn provides communities with sustainable income development.
The beautiful textiles are are made with either pure Ethiopian cotton or a cotton-Eri-silk-mix with the ethical production focusing on reuse and recyling of materials. The product range currently consists of shawls, throws and towels, all available from the Welana online store.