About Us

Denech is a marketplace that connects you with sellers from around the world. We provide handmade scarves and jewelry. All our products are designed and produced by artisans in Ethiopia using locally sourced materials. Our goal is to introduce you to these unique and beautiful fashion pieces that combine traditional craft with modern design for everyday life.

Ethiopian artisans make everything by hand starting from spinning the cotton all the way to tailoring the scarves. They use all-natural materials with no chemicals added. For example, they use wood, cow-horn gold and silver for their jewelry or cotton and plant-based dyes for the scarves.

Since each product is handmade, no two pieces are alike. When you shop our site, you are purchasing something custom every day. Just as importantly, all your purchases help create more dignified jobs and growth for the artisans.

Story:

          When I was little, my family would take me to the local market to buy me an outfit for the holidays. The amazing thing about products made by the local artisans was that they had distinct colors and designs. No two items were the same in the entire market.

          Ethiopian artisans make everything by hand, all the way from spinning the cotton to tailoring the dress. Once the fabrics and finished goods are complete, they are sold in the major local market. In the city of Addis Ababa, the major locations are Merkato and Shiro Meda.

          Fifteen years later, the products have evolved to keep up with the times while retaining their unique appeal. However, they are still mostly available only in local markets. Frustrated with the lack of access, I created Denech to bring these handmade items online and make them available to people living anywhere in the world.