“Here I go on another haute hunt adventure,” announces host June Ambrose in the second episode of our creative women series.


And she’s not kidding. Watch the video below to see which best-kept secret in Brooklyn she discovers, while getting to know Ethiopian-American textile designer Hana Getachew.

Getachew is the founder and owner of Bolé Road Textiles, a textile company that designs its products in Brooklyn and has them handwoven by artisans in Ethiopia. Getachew, who was born in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa — before moving to NYC by way of Montreal — says she takes her inspiration from the bold patterns, colorful textiles, and traditional garments of her native country.


In this episode, Ambrose and Getachew sit down for a chat at Bolé Road Textile’s headquarters and then take a drive to visit a uniquely inspirational place in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Witness both women talking about creativity, inspiration, finding their own voice, and visualizing their designs before creating them.

This post is a sponsored collaboration between GMC and Studio@Gizmodo.

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