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


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AFG celebrates our 3 year anniversary! – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

We are sssoooooo excited to be turning 3 today! Can you believe it? From our humble start at the Africa Centre London on September 9th 2011 where we launched our website and I launched my self published book Fashion Africa (se...
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Africa Fashion Guide and Ubuntu International Project bring African Cotton to London Fashion Week.

This Valentines Day Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide (AFG) launched their African cotton campaign. Entitled ‘Love From Africa’ the campaign took the catwalk by storm as they launched during London Fashion Week...
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The Gambia – An Unexpected Textile Hub – Country PROFILE

In December 2011, I visited the Gambia for the first time along with AFG Guest Contributor Donalea Scott of GetAPerspective blog. And I was highly open minded, very expectant and excited too. I profess to be having a growing lo...
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Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – Jewel by Lisa

Cynthia Anduhtabe is a branding, marketing and communications consultant, as well as running her own blog Fah-schyon Cynthia will be a guest contributor for Africa Fashion Guide to bring you an in-depth analysis of Africa fash...
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Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – Sika Designs

It’s that time of the month again when our branding, marketing and communications consultant Cynthia Anduhtabe gives us her analysis of African fashion brands from a business and marketing perspective. This month we feat...
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Germaine’s Bags – Recycling for Rwanda – DESIGNER PROFILE

Twenty-two year old Germaine Dusenge is a Rwandan who loves her country. At first glance, she appears quite shy, yet, within minutes of our first meeting, as we set about to speak about her work, she begins to exude confidence....
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The End of the Kenyan ‘Mitumbas’? – SECONDHAND CLOTHING

We came across this article that we feel would create some interesting debates so had to reblog it. What are your thoughts?   For those who don’t have a lot of money to splurge on expensive clothes and shoes, they always...
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Babatunde: Accessories to extinguish those Winter Blues

We all know that in the Winter months we like to retreat to those familiar shades of blacks, greys and navy blues. Well, here’s a man whose hats and umbrellas will surely add a spot of colour into the dullest of outfits. Gare...
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Vote for us! Africa Fashion Guide for Ethical Fashion Africa Source Awards: The Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion

Hey there! We are extremely excited about this! And we are asking for your support. We would like your support by voting for us for the Ethical Fashion Africa award see below. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: TUESDAY 31ST JULY 2012...
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THE PUMA CREATIVE FACTORY CO-LAB – CAPTURE, PRINT, DEVELOP, WEAR

This past Saturday on the 23rd of March, I took part in the Puma Creative Factory CO-LAB. It was really awesome because it happened to coincide with Earth Hour Day. The event took place at The Grove in South Point, Braamfontein...
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Vlisco introduces Hommage a L’Art collection

VLISCO is the only brand in the world creating authentic DUTCH WAX fabrics and is recognizable for its unique design, colours and WAX CRAQUELÉ. The Hommage à l’Art collection honours Vlisco’s art by placing our iconic dra...
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Doreen Mashika Fuses Fashion with Technology with iPad / iPhone Kanga Cases

Doreen Mashika is just one of those brands that makes a statement so effortlessly. Always bringing newness from the island of Zanzibar to the greater market and for that the designer behind the brand has a great following. I en...
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