Jacqueline Shaw is the Founding Director of social enterprise and sourcing agency Africa Fashion Guide (AFG) and is the Author of the coffee table book Fashion Africa featuring over 40 African designers (available to purchase on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and waterstones)
Jacqueline is a professional Fashion Designer by trade with a background working and designing for fashion companies PUMA, Russell Athletic, Ocean Pacific, Fila, Chilli Pepper in London to name a few, C&A in Germany, Kingsheen in Turkey and Babylon Princesse (Talent in Shanghai) in China.
As a public speaker Jacqueline holds international experience holding talks such as that at FIT in NYC, WOW Festival and Africa Utopia at London Southbank, House of Lords Roundtable discussion in London, Africa Gives at SOAS University, Ghana Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week Toronto to name a few. Jacqueline adds on the role of Visiting Lecturer to her experience delivering talks, seminars and workshops at academic institutions such as Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia, Ravensbourne University in UK, UCA Epsom and FIT fashion school in NYC, alongside hosting the AFG Fashion Africa Business Workshops in the UK.
She has been mentioned on Vogue Italia by online editor Bethann Hardison regarding her Ethical Fashion in Africa presentation during Ghana Fashion Week 2012
“Jacqueline Shaw…did her homework and then some. It’s a true calling to be inspired and educated in a way to have the desire to save the planet. Ms Shaw, is also self published, as she continues her education, educates others, she maintains a full time design job. Very impressive and I learned a lot.”
And has been accredited by Guardian as one of their top Sustainable Fashion tweeters
As an eco-entrepreneur, Jacqueline is the owner of ethical designer wedding dress company Latibeau Ltd and possesses a large interest in Africa’s fashion and textile industry, ethical fashion, sustainability and even more for international development through trade.
Jacqueline holds a Ba (Hons) degree in Fashion from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and a Masters Degree in Ethical Fashion. She has worked with the Ethical Fashion Forum representing African businesses at their Source Expo events and has written for the West Africa Trade Hub/USAid website and even for Dazed and Confused magazine whilst on placement with them during her BA (Hons) degree.
Jacqueline forged Africa Fashion Guide with the focus to promote the African fashion and textile industry to the greater global textile industry and thus to create links with African fashion businesses and the UK and EU fashion retail and consumer markets. and this site has been recognised by The Guardian as one of the top 10 African Fashion blogs