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Vogue Talents x ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative with Sophie Zinga & Studio One Eighty Nine

As part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s programme to support and promote new generation fashion design talent from Africa, Senegalese brand, Sophie Zinga and Ghanaian brand, Studio One Eighty Nine participated in Vogue It...
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UK retailer Next available in SA with Spree.co.za – RETAIL

But not via the usual channels. UK’s high street retailer Next, is the latest in a long line of fashion retailers to target the South African market. But unlike counterparts like Mango and the soon to arrive H&M, it will ...
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New Opportunities for Africa as Global Apparel Manufacturer – MANUFACTURING

The question of how long China will remain the largest clothing manufacturer continues to linger on. Not only does the country have to contend with increasing competition from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, India and...
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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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José Hendo LFW Catwalk & Panel – featuring AFG founder Jacqueline Shaw this week!

London Fashion Week is a great opportunity for designers from all backgrounds and design styles to showcase their product. A designer we have high respect for (who also features in our director’s book Fashion Africa) is J...
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‘AFRICA CALLING’ Launches this September Curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) for Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival. 12-14 September 2014

‘AFRICA CALLING’ curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) presents to the UK, the best of contemporary African design; from interiors to fashion accessories, opening up mar...
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CRAFT AFRIKA To Host ‘AFRIKA HANDMADE’ a 2-DAY Symposium on Contemporarty Craft and Design – EVENT

Craft Afrika will on 2nd and 3rd October 2014 at the Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi, convene Afrika Handmade, a 2 day event that will focus on contemporary craft and design produced in Kenya. Registered as a social enterprise in Keny...
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VLISCO creates bold capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO

Heritage textile company Vlisco sparked a new style in urban luxury when they announced the launch of a new capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO this summer. It was created in collaboration with a bespoke design studio in Milan...
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Amani Africa – Sewing and Training Program for Marginalized Women

Amani ya Juu (“peace from above” in Swahili) is a sewing and training program for marginalized women in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Liberia. Women at Amani are learning to work together through faith in God who prov...
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Baobab-Brazil – Afro Urban Fashion – DESIGNER

The Baobab tree is  a familiar, yet ancient tree that grows on African soil, and it symbolizes ancestral knowledge. Baobab-Brazil, is a brand of clothing and accessories, created in 2006 in the city of São Paulo by Brazilian...
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AFROPOLIS Brings to London The Art & Style Weekend | Designers Applications Now Open – EVENT

SAVE THE DATE: 18-19 October 2014 / LONDON / HOXTON-SQUARE – An event NOT to be missed! As part of their African Renaissance exhibition (14-19 October 14) AFRO-POLIS, is inviting tastemakers, cool kids and African dandies...
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