Of Eritrean origin, I was born on February 1st 1986 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I spent part of my youth in the Gofa Kamp neighborhood in the south of Addis Ababa. I lived with my grandparents, my uncles, my sister and my mother. At the age of 6, we left with my sister and my mother to join my father in Switzerland.
After my years of compulsory schooling, I have the chance to start an apprenticeship in the world of ready-to-wear in Montreux. I am immersed every day in the world of luxury brands and I quickly understand that this is not only a job but my passion.
After my apprenticeship, I continue to work in the fashion world between Montreux and Lausanne for several years until the birth of my first daughter in 2011.
I spent several years devoting myself to my family until the day in 2017 when I finally decided to create my own brand that I named Albaso. Going back to my roots was an obvious choice for me and I am proud to produce 100% of my collections in Ethiopia.
Each collection and each product is a wink to Ethiopia, if you look a little more you will understand the history and the meaning behind it.