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


April 24th, 2017

Africa. Fashion’s Future – Are you TRULY a believer?

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Fashion Africa Conference and the Fashion Africa Trade Expo – 2017 edition

With new dates going forward social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide will host our yearly annual Fashion Africa Conference along with our latest event theFATE (the Fashion Africa Trade Expo on May 25-26th! We invite you to come along and join us on Africa Day in May 2017.

Held in London where the conferences started in 2011, our Fashion Africa Conference for 2017 is titled “Africa. Fashion’s Future”. And we are calling out to all of you who recognise the greatness of Mother Africa and what she has to offer to the world in the form of fashion and textiles.

BUT you need to be a true believer to be part of the “afro-fashionista” community.

This year we are not going halves but have this years event set out over 2 large halls in the Chelsea Town Hall, London. This chosen venue and location for the Fashion Africa Conference in 2017, is one that is in a top location with great access and right in the town centre.

Features of our 2017 anniversary event:

  • An amazing list of speakers and sponsors (but you need to stay subscribed to hear about WHO will be speaking as well as our hot new sponsors! Info later this week.
  • One hall will host our popular panel style conferences which will raise certain questions for audience interaction.
  • Breakout sessions will take place over three spaces in the venue running parallel you will be spoilt for choice!
  • Alongside the panel discussions we will present a concise and decisive selection of keynote speeches by top class industry leaders and professionals to share with you their knowledge, experience and expertise on the topic of under the topic of “AFRICA. FASHION’S FUTURE” covering
  • Future fabrics – what new fabric technology can be tapped into as opportunity for Africa i.e pina fabric
  • Future sourcing – Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya through to cotton in Nigeria,Ghana etc
  • Future policy – how does AGOA and Brexit effect the trade duties with Africa, UK, Europe and USA; also what Secondhand policies are in place in Africa and which countries are against it
  • Future retail – e-commerce and the distribution issue, the African market and the new fashion consumer opportunity – the young Africa
  • Future finance – the situation of the African economy and raising finance, business and trade opportunities
  • ….and so much more over TWO whole days!

For the opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place then you cannot miss this event! REGISTER TODAY!

In the meantime follow the link to our website for more information and view our 2014/15/16 videos at

With event partners Mantisworld, the 2017 Fashion Africa conference will act as a vehicle to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of design from the continent. It acts as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.

This event is a must attend event where there will be a mix of press, brands and industry influencers and insiders with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production.


To attend this event make sure you sign up quickly as space is limited!
DATE: Thursday 25th May 2017 to Friday 26th May 2017

TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm (doors open 9.30am for registration)

VENUE: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK


BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!
Register at:

Please note: Seating is only available with ticketed entry, please register your space early to avoid disappointment.


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