Ethiopian Business Review

Biniyam Legesse, 23, is fascinated by tattoos. In fact, he a few himself: one in honor of his grandmother and another of a tiger, which looks like it’s coming out of the skin on his back. He put the tattoo in honor of his grandmother on his left chest, right by his heart, to express his heartfelt affection for her. She raised him with love and great care, he says, and the words tattooed on his chest pay homage to the life she led. As for the tiger tattoo; well, the rationale for that is a little less sentimental: he simply liked the design.

Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00
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Every year, hundreds of graduates and self taught traditional artists join the creative business and struggle to survive. They are expected to find working places they can use as studios and market their art work. Only a few of them manage to do so. Many of them are forced to survive either by changing their profession or becoming stuck in the production market oriented, down-scale commercial art work; selling them at trifling prices.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00
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A slowdown in business caused by skyrocketing prices as raw material costs escalate and dynamism in the ever changing fashion design of traditional clothes pushes entrepreneurs in Shiro Meda to come up with new ways to make outfits for special occasions affordable. EBR’s Meseret Mamo writes about the blossom of the traditional and modern clothing rental business

Saturday, 15 March 2014 03:00
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