Thirteen Months of Sunshine – About Us

Welcome to Thirteen Months of Sunshine, a new clothing brand with a mission to spread some sunshine in your life. As the name suggests, “Thirteen Months of Sunshine” relates to Ethiopia’s thirteen-month calendar, which consists of twelve months of thirty days and one final month of five days (six days when it’s in a leap year).
We want to take you all on a journey with us as we launch this clothing brand, and we hope to bring some Ethiopian sunshine into your home. 

The History Behind Ethiopia’s Thirteen-Month Calendar

Ethiopia has long been known for its unique thirteen-month calendar. The nation’s calendar is based on a combination of the solar and lunar cycles, and it is one of the most complex systems used throughout Africa.

It has deep roots in Ethiopian culture and continues to be an essential part of their daily lives. So, how did this complicated system come to be? Let’s explore the history behind Ethiopia’s thirteen-month calendar.

The Backstory To The Ethiopian Calendar

The Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars are similar in the sense that they both use Jesus Christ’s birthday as the starting point to calculate the calendar. However, the actual calculation to determine this date is what causes so much difference between the two calendars. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes Jesus Christ was born in 7 BC, which is 5,500 years after God’s original promise to Adam and Eve.

Is The Calendar Still Used Today?

Despite all the changes that modern technology has brought about in Ethiopia over the past century, the traditional thirteen-month calendar still plays an essential role in everyday life there today.

It is used for everything from scheduling social events to tracking religious holidays; it even serves as a form of personal identification for many Ethiopians who use it to calculate their birthdays. In addition, many businesses still use it to track sales figures, payrolls, taxes, and other financial records. Ethiopians are proud to use their own calendar, language, and letters because they were one of the two countries that were not colonized.

If you travel to Ethiopia, familiarize yourself with the thirteen-month calendar so you can schedule your visit accordingly and understand how locals are living their lives. It is truly remarkable how this ancient system has survived through all these years!

Thirteen Months Of Sunshine Clothing

Based on this ancient calendar, the inspiration for “Thirteen Months of Sunshine” was drawn from a desire to create quality apparel that spread some sunshine in people’s lives. Our goal is to provide our customers with stylish and comfortable clothing that celebrates Ethiopian culture and brings warmth into their life.

Quality That Stands Out

The clothing we offer is handmade by artisans from Ethiopia, so you can be sure that each piece is unique and made with love. We believe in sustainability and supporting ethical fashion practices, so all of our materials are sourced responsibly. In addition, each item is crafted with attention to detail and quality assurance. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality garments that reflect the culture and spirit of Ethiopia while also providing comfort, style, and function. 

Representing All Different Sizes

Everyone should be appreciated for their unique beauty and style, no matter their size. We at Thirteen Months of Sunshine strive to spread this message through our clothing line. Our mission is to create inclusive pieces that provide the opportunity for anyone to express themselves freely through fashion.

To this end, we go beyond standard small, medium, and large sizes by offering clothes in sizes S-XXXL catering to all body types. We believe it is essential to ensure people understand they are always welcome in the fashion industry regardless of their size.

Always Stocking The Top Trending Styles

Shopping for the latest styles can be difficult, especially when you want something stylish, comfortable, and affordable. That is why our store offers a huge selection of trending styles, so you don’t have to compromise on quality. 

Here, you will find all the newest looks for a fashion-forward wardrobe update. Our goal is to help customers stay in style without breaking the bank, so we work hard to make sure our pieces are as unique and special as our customers.

Affordable Prices Without Sacrificing Quality

At Thirteen Months of Sunshine, we are committed to ensuring our prices remain affordable without sacrificing quality. We strive to provide the best selection of stylish clothing at unbeatable prices so that all customers have access to the latest trends. Our goal is for everyone to be able to find their perfect look at an accessible price point so they can always look and feel their best.

Unparalleled Customer Service 

Finally, something else that sets us apart from other fashion brands is our commitment to customer service. We understand that shopping online can be difficult, which is why we strive to provide each customer with an unparalleled level of service and attention throughout their shopping experience. 

From answering questions about sizing or product details to helping with returns or exchanges, we aim to make sure each customer feels valued and taken care of every step of the way.  

Carry Your Everyday Essentials in Style with Thirteen Months of Sunshine Accessories 

At Thirteen Months of Sunshine, we understand how important it is to have the right accessories for your everyday needs. That’s why we offer a variety of fashionable and functional accessories that will make carrying your essentials a breeze. So whether you need a backpack, duffle bag, or fanny pack – we have something to fit everyone’s style! 


Our Backpack is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re going to school, work, or out and about. It has plenty of space to store books, laptops, tablets, and other items. It also comes in a gorgeous white color, which is sure to match any style. The straps are adjustable, so you can customize the fit depending on your needs. Plus, there’s an inner pocket which is great for keeping small items safe and secure. 

Duffle Bag

If you need something more spacious for travel or weekend trips away from home, our Duffle Bag is perfect for you! The adjustable shoulder straps make it easy to carry around while on the go, and the adorable white color is sure to turn heads. Plus, there’s a large inner pocket for extra storage space. 

Fanny Pack

Let’s face it – fanny packs are making a comeback! Our Fanny Pack is perfect if you want something smaller than a backpack but still need enough space to store all your essentials while out and about. It has two zippered compartments so you can easily organize what goes where. Plus, there’s an adjustable strap so that you can customize the fit depending on your preferences!

So, whether you’re looking for something small like a Fanny Pack or something bigger like our Backpack or Duffle Bag – Thirteen Months of Sunshine has got it all covered! We offer stylish accessories that make carrying all your everyday essentials easier than ever before. Shop our selection today and find the accessory that best fits your lifestyle needs!

Give the Gift of Sunshine with Thirteen Months of Sunshine Gift Cards! 

If you’re looking for something special, unique, and sure to be a hit with your friends and family, consider purchasing our gift cards at Thirteen Months of Sunshine! With these gift cards, you can give someone the gift of sunshine no matter what season it is! 

Our Gift Cards are Versatile and Convenient 

At Thirteen Months of Sunshine, we offer various sizes in our gift cards. So whether you need something small for a stocking stuffer or something larger for a bigger present, we have options available to fit any budget. Plus, with our convenient online ordering service, you can purchase your gift card from anywhere in just a few minutes. That way, even if you’re short on time this holiday season, you can still find the perfect present for everyone on your list. 

Unique Gifts Your Friends & Family Will Love 

Gift cards aren’t just practical—they’re also thoughtful and unique gifts that your friends and family will appreciate. With our gift cards, they can pick out whatever they want from Thirteen Months of Sunshine’s selection of quality products. From clothing to jewelry to home décor items, our store is full of unique items that will make any recipient smile. These gifts will remind them every day how much they’re loved! 

Shop Our Full Collection Today

We were inspired by the beauty and resilience of Ethiopia’s culture when creating this brand, so join us as we embark on this journey together!

At Thirteen Months of Sunshine, we strive for excellence in providing high-quality clothing at an affordable price point for everyone whilst also helping support artisans from Ethiopia through sustainable fashion practices.

So come along for the ride as we spread some sunshine into your life! Thank you for considering us! We look forward to having you join us on this journey! Shop our full line of clothing today.