Ethiopian designer Fikrite Addis has won the 2011 by  Tigist Taddese Haile

symposium and designer showcase organized by USAID and hosted by Mauritius from
March 16-18, 2011.
Fikrite told journalists here on Monday that innovation and materials utilized
in the designs were the fundamental elements of the competition.
“The main fabrics used in all my designs are hand made cotton and the designs
are to give comfort with style,” she said.
According to Fikrite, Ethiopia has a potential to join the international fashion
and garment industry with its unique traditional cotton products.

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