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


August 8th, 2016

Daphne Kasambala – EVENT SPEAKER – Fashion Africa Conference 2016 – London


On September 8th 2016, Africa Fashion Guide hosts our 5th year anniversary Fashion Africa Conference event in London and we are extremely pleased to announce our cohort of professional industry speakers and encourage you not to delay but REGISTER NOW!

The full day 2016 Fashion Africa Conference event will be set out over 2 large rooms on the top floor of the Richmix, London and entitled The African Market will consist of TedX style keynote speeches in the morning, followed by afternoon panel discussions with international industry leaders and most importantly our first trade expo the F.A.T.E!!

Over the coming days and weeks we will be introducing these amazing speakers to you to prepare you for the upcoming event.



Daphne Kasambala




As an African Diasporan working in Corporate and Investment Banking in London, DAPHNE KASAMBALA was seeking ready-to-wear African brands making modern fashion pieces with a touch of Africa that she could wear with ease every day at work and play. When she saw a gap in the market for this type of product, Daphne took the plunge and established Sapelle in 2012.

Sapelle is a lifestyle brand offering beautifully designed contemporary Fashion, Home Decor and Gifts products that are inspired by Africa and ethically made by its skilled partners from around Africa. Every product created for Sapelle has a touch of unique African design and draws on centuries of art, heritage, culture and tradition, fusing these with contemporary design. The result is unique products with a distinctive, global, feel-good style.

Since launching with an online store,, Sapelle has featured brands offering a quality online shopping experience to customers around the world. In June 2015 the brand opened their UK boutique showroom at 281 Portobello Road, London.

This year Sapelle has partnered with lifestyle brands Nilare and Toghal to form an enlarged group offering a fuller Fashion, Home and Gift range under the banner Sapelle Group.




This panel will look at the message we are getting from Africa today. With a focus on the

African consumer, the retail stratosphere – standalone stores, pop ups to online retailing

and ecommerce – and the role of design within this.





Come along to hear all our fantastic speakers at Fashion Africa Conference London 2016

DATE: Thursday 8th September 2016-07-29

TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm (doors open 9.30am for registration)
VENUE: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
PRICE: £49 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £79 after August 31st!) – includes tea, coffee and biscuits

REMEMBER TO BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!

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Once again tee-shirts from the Africa Fashion Guide African Cotton Campaign (100% African, 100% Made in Africa print tees) will be available to buy on the day!! And SALES DESKS WILL BE OPEN ON THE DAY (contact for a table – limited availability!)



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