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A social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry.

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    Africa Fashion Week London is Europe’s largest event for African and African-inspired fashion. This year’s Africa Fashion Week London will be at Olympia West Hall on Friday 8th August and Saturday 9th August 2014. Top designers will be showcasing collections on the catwalk including British designer Ade Bakare from Nigeria and Adama Paris from Senegal, and emerging designers such as Tsholo from Botswana, who […]

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    YEVU is a clothing line that is ethically made in Ghana, West Africa. YEVU, which means “white woman” in the local Ewe language, was a word that Anna Robertson heard daily as she navigated the lively and chaotic city of Accra. Anna spent 12 months living and working in the capital and was amazed at the […]

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    London Fashion Week is a great opportunity for designers from all backgrounds and design styles to showcase their product. A designer we have high respect for (who also features in our director’s book Fashion Africa) is Jose Hendo. The Queen of Barkcloth we would like to call her. José Hendo is a multiple Award-winning designer. […]

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    The question of how long China will remain the largest clothing manufacturer continues to linger on. Not only does the country have to contend with increasing competition from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, India and Vietnam, but also with the growing appeal from countries in Africa as well. This African allure is increasingly attractive to […]

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    The Ethical Fashion Initiative Ghana (EFIG) Holiday Pop Up is a display of fashion created by the newest generation of Ghanaian designers poised to generate exports as part of the growing African fashion industry.The EFIG aims to establish an export market based on sustainable supply chains for ethical fashion products produced by micro entrepreneurs for […]

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    On Friday 24th April 2015 strategically held on Fashion Revolution Day (in remembrance of the Rana Plaza factory collapse victims in Bangladesh in 2013), Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide will for the first time host a full day conference event! Held in London where the conferences started in 2011, and consisting of SIX PANEL discussions with international industry leaders – […]

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    The Mayamiko Designed Collection is created in an ethical production unit in Lilongwe, Malawi which trains and employs disadvantaged women and men of all ages and backgrounds as well as tailors and local artisans. Mayamiko works to support creative talents and turn them into sustainable activities. By providing UK and international discerning and fashion-forward consumers […]

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    Sancho’s Dress is an ethical, organic and fair-trade clothing store based in Exeter, Devon. From the beginning, their focus has been on the promotion of alternative, ecological lifestyles, and the vibrancy of Africa. They have since gone on to nurture a community of like-minded people who know they can bring about change in the world. Founder Kalkidan […]

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    Hearing the recent announcement that Julien Labat has moved from Carven to Edun, we were interested in hearing more about this and ask Julien to discuss his move to EDUN. We also gained more understanding of his view on the future of ethical fashion in today’s market place as well as building a brand made partly […]

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    Sallet Fashion House in partnership with Adam Group Productions, Fashion Designers Expo and CCWC Network Corps present an all-African design talents show that comes with glitz and glamour on a massive publicized world-wide stage. In the spotlight of this event, Sallet Fashion House’s brand Oheemaa™ and other great African Fashion design talents will gain the […]

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    The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the Ethical Fashion Initiative launched The Hand of Fashion, a new series of conversations addressing sustainable practices for the fashion industry. At each lecture, Simone Cipriani, the founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, welcomed a special guest (designers, managers and experts in sustainable fashion practices) to discuss and encourage […]

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    Having secured Madeleine Rosberg as a panel speaker at our upcoming Fashion Africa Conference 2016 we are holding a one day prize draw for you our readers to win one of these beautiful clutches! All you need to do is to be the first to purchase your ticket for our conference on Wednesday 7th September. and you will win […]

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    We are in a #giveaway mood today! With our #fashionafricaconference just ONE DAY away we just had to give away a #prize copy of our founder @jacquelinembrown book #FashionAfrica. Thats right tomorrow is our upcoming Fashion Africa Conference 2016 so today we are holding a one day prize draw for you our readers to win a copy of this […]

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    Some highlights from the EU-Africa Cotton Partnership conference we attended recently in Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso. It was a week dedicated to African cotton, in coordination with the Faso Dan Fani Fashion weekend and focused on African cotton, textile processing, talents and involved the expertise of African actors throughout the cotton value chain Actors from […]

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    The question of how long China will remain the largest clothing manufacturer continues to linger on. Not only does the country have to contend with increasing competition from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, India and Vietnam, but also with the growing appeal from countries in Africa as well. This African allure is increasingly attractive to […]

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    To my fellow Afropreneurs Guess what? She said yes!!! What? Who? you say…let me explain. When I started my Fashion Design BA Hons degree in 1998 there were many influencers to my work and my design ethics. I loved all the fashion greats such as the late great Alexander McQueen through to the work of […]

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    I started Fashion Africa Conference with a vision in 2011 to bring the international market together to discuss the present situation in Africa’s textile industry and most importantly to go forward and do business and trade in Africa. Our events now 6 years old is a testimony of this vision. We had speakers fly in […]

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    Sancho’s Dress is an ethical, organic and fair-trade clothing store based in Exeter, Devon. From the beginning, their focus has been on the promotion of alternative, ecological lifestyles, and the vibrancy of Africa. They have since gone on to nurture a community of like-minded people who know they can bring about change in the world. Founder Kalkidan […]

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    Hearing the recent announcement that Julien Labat has moved from Carven to Edun, we were interested in hearing more about this and ask Julien to discuss his move to EDUN. We also gained more understanding of his view on the future of ethical fashion in today’s market place as well as building a brand made partly […]

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    Sallet Fashion House in partnership with Adam Group Productions, Fashion Designers Expo and CCWC Network Corps present an all-African design talents show that comes with glitz and glamour on a massive publicized world-wide stage. In the spotlight of this event, Sallet Fashion House’s brand Oheemaa™ and other great African Fashion design talents will gain the […]

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