Hana Getachew left the prestigious New York interior architecture and interior design scene to establish a home décor studio that reflects her cultural roots. Bolé Road Textiles is a chic Brooklyn boutique that houses her vibrant designs made with Ethiopian textiles and ancient weaving techniques. Her collections contain sophisticated neutrals as well as jewel-tone hues and patterns that that speak to today’s modern aesthetic.
The product range covers every room in the home from pillows to towels, bath curtains to tablecloths. As the Creative Director, she culls from her fine arts, sketching and interiors background to create custom patterns. The patterns, palettes and color mixes synthesize to produce fresh accessories.
Hana’s curated combinations are inspired by Ethiopia’s diverse culture and natural beauty. Her connection to Ethiopia is personal. She was born in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Throughout the country, weaving is a craft that has traditionally been performed by men and passed on from father to son on a generational basis. Each region has its own unique style of weaving, thus producing textiles that vary in color, pattern and material. Most often, these diverse weavers migrate to the capital city where they form collectives, essentially a sharing economy of weaving studios.
Bolé Road partners with some of these studios to weaving their digitally submitted designs. Hana is proud that several of these weaving studios are owned and operated by women entrepreneurs with longstanding, globally positive reputations.
Hana’s business mission and products are sources of inspiration. You can learn more about her company, its processes as well as purchase products here:
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