Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces hand woven textiles to wear- such as scarves and shawls as well as fine textiles for your home such as cushions, throws, blankets, tablecloths and placemats. Sabahar is also a member of the World Fair Trade Organization.
We buy local Eri silk cocoons from small farmers, spin the silk and cotton, dye it and then hand weave the locally-sourced thread into beautiful textiles. Buying a Sabahar product means you support a truly Ethiopian product, cared for by skilled artisans at each stage of the process. Sabahar buys locally-produced Eri silk from farmers as well as Ethiopian cotton in the markets. All of our products are individually made by hands- hand spinning on drop spindles and spinning wheels, hand woven on traditional looms and many of our products are naturally dyed with flowers, trees, insects and plants.
We sell both in Ethiopia and export to more than 10 different countries.
We create positive work opportunities within Ethiopia with a special emphasis on employment for women. Sabahar encourages high-quality traditional skills as a means to increase reliable income for households. We promote and respect fair trade principles.