Hawassa (or Awassa) is a bustling university town situated on beautiful Lake Awassa. Known for its fish market and stunning sunsets, Hawassa also offers fashion forward handloom products.
Gamo Andenet Shemanewoch Primary Society
Sales Outlet: Gamo Andenet Shemanewoch Primary Society Retail Store
Location: Mehal Kefle Ketema, Addis Ababa Keble, Gudguda Sefer, Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia (Call for directions)
Contact: Ato Mamush Shancho +251 191 630 8816 (Amharic only)
Seventy-five weavers work in a large, well-equipped studio, weaving textiles in many different Ethiopian styles. Their production is both traditional and innovative and is best demonstrated by the wonderful collections of striped scarves in polyester yarn or cotton. Large looms also allow this group to produce cotton linens. The group has worked with an international designer to create fashion forwarded scarves and home décor items.