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Looking back in order to move forward – Celebrating the Artisan – SS16 collection Studio One Eighty Nine

The third collection from Studio One Eighty Nine just has to have a mention. The amazing duo – Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah’s launched this official collection during New York Fashion Week in September and celebrate...
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Kenyan Design enthused with Nigerian Currency – East meets West.

The brand Adele Dejak one of Kenyas infamous designer labels may have been quiet recently but the truth is that they have been undergoing months of brain racking and a lot of hard work. Like them we are also excited to see the...
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ITC to support joint China and UK effort to create jobs and growth in Africa

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is joining efforts by China and the United Kingdom to reduce poverty through job creation and boosting growth in Africa. Launched on the sidelines of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state v...
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I’LL DO IT MY WAY! Identity – My Way SS16 Collection from Eki Orleans

Having recently returned from showcasing their SS16 collection at Lagos Fashion Design Week in Nigeria, the Eki Orleans team are ready to present their SS16 collection to us all. After a successful collaboration last season...
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Photographic competition adds immeasurably to understanding of Africa on Wikipedia

Since the 1st of October, photographers and Wikipedians (experienced and new) have been contributing their impressions of the inspirational design from Africa and expressing the influence of culture on day-to-day fashion and de...
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Experts See Cotton made in Africa as a Sustainable Basis for the Growing Textile Industry in Ethiopia

Cotton is the most widely used raw material for global textile production and the livelihood of millions of people in Africa. In East African Ethiopia, cotton is both farmed and manufactured into textiles for international trad...
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QÄSA QÄSA – Designed to inspire the curious

QÄSA QÄSA stems from the amharic word to mean ‘inspire’, ‘awake’ and ‘motivate’ and takes inspiration from the incredible and diverse skills of artisans in East Africa. They source and...
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The Return of the #afrosupahero exhibition – SlaveryMuseum May 2016 – EXHIBITION

We love a fun exhibition and ok…so its not exactly fashion related BBBUUUUTTTT its African inspired and come on now….its just so coool! Who doesn’t like comic books and superheros?? Am i the only one waiting f...
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FASHION AFRICA BRANDS EXPOSEE HAMBURG #FashionAfricaNow

On 2nd of December 2015 International Designers from the African diaspora introduce themselves at the FASHION AFRICA BRANDS EXPOSEE HAMBURG. The venue is the Mercedes me Store Hamburg. Ballindamm 17, 20095 Hamburg. Entrance: 06...
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Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar – EXHIBITION

On from 9 October 2015 – 9 April 2016 An interesting exhibition emerges that we just had to share. Though not directly an ethical or african fashion related exhibition we do feel that the way we dress today and the connection...
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Nairobi Fashion Week coming again this November! – EVENT

Designers are slated to showcase their 2016 summer collections at Nairobi’s finest style extravaganza As Nairobi Fashion Week gets underway in the coming weeks, fashionistas across the city will be trying to outdo each other ...
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