Model/actress Liya Kebede debuts her Lemlem fashion line at the J. Crew Collection Store on April 8, 2009 in New York City.
A new clothing line launched by Ethiopian model and philanthropist Liya Kebede (love her...) called LemLem which means "to bloom" or "to flourish" in Amharic. Kebede recognized that she could use her experiences and connections to empower Ethiopian workers to use their skills to create high end children's clothing to be sold in Western markets. She believes that in order to help heal her homeland, avenues for industry in the global economy must be provided for the people of Ethiopia. She is also committed to having her line produced IN Ethiopia. [source]