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Kenya’s Running Brand Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Kenya has produced some of the greatest distance runners in the world. Since 2011, Kourage Athletics has harnessed this storied tradition by creating running apparel for athletes worldwide. Kourage is now turning to the crowd...
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Samsung Connects the Continent through Fashion and Design at MB Fashion Week Africa 2013

End of October in Johannesburg, South Africa, Samsung brought together 14 fashion and accessory designers from across the continent in a unique design collaboration, #AmazeAfrica. The first of its kind, the #AmazeAfrica show to...
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An Insight into Ethiopian Garment Industry

Walsall Regional Coordinator for Labour Behind the Labour, Leandra Gebrakedan, has written about her knowledge of the Ethiopian garment industry and given us the permission to republish on such an interesting growing fashion s...
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Rwanda’s Kigali Fashion Week 2013 Takes On African Fashion

When Rwandan designer Colombe Ituze Ndutiye began drawing at the age of six, she thought she would grow up to be a cartoonist. But now at the age of 25 she has the distinction of being the first Rwandan to own her own fashion l...
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Upmarket South African Retailer Woolworths Pulls the Plug on Nigeria

Recently the South African retailer Woolworths pulled the plug on its Nigerian business, citing high rents and duties as well as the difficulties of marketing to consumers in Africa’s most populous country. Although the C...
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All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2014 Ethiopia – EVENT

The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is organizing the All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2008 which will take place in Addis Ababa from February 20-22, 2014. Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is a non...
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DAVID TLALE AND VLISCO TEAM UP FOR AN AFRICAN-INSPIRED COLLECTION

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his bold and daring fashion brand, David Tlale will work with Vlisco to create a limited edition collection. Entitled: “A Celebration of Heritage” the collection will be launched on Octo...
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Kenyan Masai Shukas inspire ASOS Africa’s latest Collection – AW13/14

Everyone put your hands up if you have purchased a piece of ASOS Africa? Not yet I hear you say…well shame on you! Can you believe that their eighth ASOS Africa collection launched just last week! This fantastic concept b...
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Design From Africa – The International Trade Centre Ethical Fashion Initiative calls African Fashion Designers!

We are excited about this recent callout to African designers that came to our inbox and so we are happy to share it with you. Organised by the Ethical Fashion Initiative a segment of the International Trade Centre they are see...
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