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Ethiopian Towels

Fair Trade Ethiopian Towels

If you liked our Turkish towels, come take a look at our new Ethiopian Towels!  They are much softer, made with hand spun cotton.  Thee towels are still large in size and lightweight with excellent absorbancy.  They also dry very quickly which is great for Florida. These towels would make an excellent fair trade wedding gift.

Sabahar, our Fair Trade Ethiopian partner, promotes fair trade textile production in Ethiopia while increasing reliable, sustainable income for households and skilled artisans.   The women employed at Sabahar hand spin the cotton yarn using drop spindles and traditional spinning wheels. The men weave using traditional methods to transform the cotton into one-of-a-kind handwoven, fair trade towels.

So it's been awhile since we've had anything in the store from Ethiopia.  I thought it would be fun to explore.  
  • Ethiopia is about 7.5 years behind the US.  Ethiopia is the only country in the world that has a 13 month calendar.  The current year is 2007. 
  • Ethiopia is widely considered the site of the emergence of anatomically modern humans.  Recently the oldest jaw fossil in the Human line was discovered. Read more on npr.
  • Ethiopia is the origin of the coffee bean.The country produces more coffee than any other nation on the continent.
  • Ethiopia has over 80 different ethnic groups. According to Ethnologue, there are ninety individual languages spoken in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia's principal orthography is Ge'ez.  Take a look!

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