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An Insight into Ethiopian Garment Industry

Walsall Regional Coordinator for Labour Behind the Labour, Leandra Gebrakedan, has written about her knowledge of the Ethiopian garment industry and given us the permission to republish on such an interesting growing fashion s...
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Rwanda’s Kigali Fashion Week 2013 Takes On African Fashion

When Rwandan designer Colombe Ituze Ndutiye began drawing at the age of six, she thought she would grow up to be a cartoonist. But now at the age of 25 she has the distinction of being the first Rwandan to own her own fashion l...
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Upmarket South African Retailer Woolworths Pulls the Plug on Nigeria

Recently the South African retailer Woolworths pulled the plug on its Nigerian business, citing high rents and duties as well as the difficulties of marketing to consumers in Africa’s most populous country. Although the C...
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All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2014 Ethiopia – EVENT

The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is organizing the All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2008 which will take place in Addis Ababa from February 20-22, 2014. Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is a non...
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DAVID TLALE AND VLISCO TEAM UP FOR AN AFRICAN-INSPIRED COLLECTION

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his bold and daring fashion brand, David Tlale will work with Vlisco to create a limited edition collection. Entitled: “A Celebration of Heritage” the collection will be launched on Octo...
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Kenyan Masai Shukas inspire ASOS Africa’s latest Collection – AW13/14

Everyone put your hands up if you have purchased a piece of ASOS Africa? Not yet I hear you say…well shame on you! Can you believe that their eighth ASOS Africa collection launched just last week! This fantastic concept b...
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Design From Africa – The International Trade Centre Ethical Fashion Initiative calls African Fashion Designers!

We are excited about this recent callout to African designers that came to our inbox and so we are happy to share it with you. Organised by the Ethical Fashion Initiative a segment of the International Trade Centre they are see...
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Havaianas latest MYOH Campaign Pop-Up Shop comes to South Africa! Make Your Own Havaianas – RETAIL

This was interesting news we recently came across. For the very first time the Make Your Own Havaianas initiative will be introduced in Africa. Brazil, the country of origin, has subsequently selected South Africa as the very ...
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From Souks to Marrakech Flea Markets to the Atlas Mountains comes Ten&Co Shoes – ARTISANS

We love it when we come across interesting quirky pieces which also are made in Africa. Puts a smile to our faces. And thats what we did when we came across product by TEN & Co. Founded by designer Tory Noll who stumbled up...
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Fashion’s Next Stop for H&M…Ethiopia…All Aboard!

Swedish clothing retailer H&M wants to set up shop in Ethiopia, since production costs there are cheaper than in the Far East. Other clothing manufacturers are hesitating. Could Ethiopia become the next Bangladesh? Ethiopia...
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Gold Coast Trading Company presents their Imo Youth: Staples Collection

Gold Coast Trading is a clothing company created by Nigerian born, New York based designer, Emeka Alams, which brings together traditional Africa cultures and the Western world. Emeka calls this label his ‘effort to get back...
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