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Experts See Cotton made in Africa as a Sustainable Basis for the Growing Textile Industry in Ethiopia

Cotton is the most widely used raw material for global textile production and the livelihood of millions of people in Africa. In East African Ethiopia, cotton is both farmed and manufactured into textiles for international trad...
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QÄSA QÄSA – Designed to inspire the curious

QÄSA QÄSA stems from the amharic word to mean ‘inspire’, ‘awake’ and ‘motivate’ and takes inspiration from the incredible and diverse skills of artisans in East Africa. They source and...
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The Return of the #afrosupahero exhibition – SlaveryMuseum May 2016 – EXHIBITION

We love a fun exhibition and ok…so its not exactly fashion related BBBUUUUTTTT its African inspired and come on now….its just so coool! Who doesn’t like comic books and superheros?? Am i the only one waiting f...
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FASHION AFRICA BRANDS EXPOSEE HAMBURG #FashionAfricaNow

On 2nd of December 2015 International Designers from the African diaspora introduce themselves at the FASHION AFRICA BRANDS EXPOSEE HAMBURG. The venue is the Mercedes me Store Hamburg. Ballindamm 17, 20095 Hamburg. Entrance: 06...
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Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar – EXHIBITION

On from 9 October 2015 – 9 April 2016 An interesting exhibition emerges that we just had to share. Though not directly an ethical or african fashion related exhibition we do feel that the way we dress today and the connection...
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Nairobi Fashion Week coming again this November! – EVENT

Designers are slated to showcase their 2016 summer collections at Nairobi’s finest style extravaganza As Nairobi Fashion Week gets underway in the coming weeks, fashionistas across the city will be trying to outdo each other ...
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Adama Paris brings Black Fashion Week back to Paris this November – EVENT

Adama Paris Fashion Events founded by Senegalese designer Adama Paris in 2002. With 13 years of experience with Dakar Fashion Week and an edition of the Afrika Fashion Awards, Adama Paris and her team launched the Black fashion...
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The Hand of Fashion series kicks off in NYC – TALKS

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the Ethical Fashion Initiative launched The Hand of Fashion, a new series of conversations addressing sustainable practices for the fashion industry. At each lecture, Simone Cipria...
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African City Bags are back!

Urban, cultural, savvy – the African City Bag was created by Ghanaian-German fashion blogger MsK. Through her blog www.africanprintsinfashion.com. MsK documents the imprint of the African Diaspora on the fashion industry...
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Fashionomics: How can the Creative Industries work for Job Creation and Inclusive Growth in Africa?

The rising tide of illegal immigrants from West Africa, the Horn of Africa, and other regions arriving on Europe’s shores is a wake-up call for the urgent need to create more jobs for youth, and for women. The creative indust...
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Borderless – fashion across and beyond cultural boundaries – EVENT

Borderless – Global Fashion Market Frankfurt was officially opened on Sunday the 20th of September 2015, by Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, Deputy Mayor for Integration of the City of Frankfurt and the patron of this new...
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