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Monday, January 22, 2007

Designer Spotlight: Haimi Design

Haimanot Deboch has been interested in art and design since she was in kindergarten in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a child, Haimi (as her family calls her) saw elements of design in simple things such as dogs, houses, and so forth. From then on, she took a keen interest in art. Every year in high school she would win the prize for being at the top of her sewing class. Today, Haimi is an established designer in Washington, DC.

Always looking to her homeland for inspiration, Haimi uses the distinctive hand-woven cloth of Ethiopia for her dresses, trimming them with the traditional designs that are woven into the fabric. A mix of the modern and the traditional, Haimi Design has something for all ages with its collections for children, women, brides and men alike (

(Photo Credits: Provided Courtesy Of Robin Bingham For Haimi Designs)