Salem’s ( is committed to giving back to the community. Nurturing the talent within Addis Ababa’s artisans not only improves their self-esteem and self-worth but enriches and preserves their Ethiopian culture. Salem’s is also committed to a fair return for all employees and co-op partners.

The ancient Ethiopian tradition of basketry takes on a whole new form at Salem’s. Using dyed grasses we are able to create a range of color palettes, shapes, and sizes to accommodate the needs of the modern home, like the table lamps we designed with them.