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At an apparel factory in Ghana, workers are making clothing for export - image courtesy West Africa Trade Hub

AGOA FORUM 2012: Expiration of Third Country Fabric Exemption Threatens Gains

AGOA is due to remain in force until 2015. However, one of its concessions, the third country fabric provision, a key driver of the apparel sector’s success, expires at the end of September 2012. Thousands of African apparel ...
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4MaCoHa – Malawian Craftsmanship with a Modern Twist – ARTISANS

Holly Dunlap 4MaCoHa is the collaboration between the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MaCoHa) Factory and American fashion designer Holly Dunlap. Having been working in fashion for years, Holly took a year out of which she ...
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Borawear: The fashion house with a difference

It’s not rare for Kenyans who’ve traveled abroad to want to come back home after they complete their studies or make enough money, but it’s quite odd for a person born in America to Kenyan parents to want to return. For ...
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Fashion Africa – Brand Analysis: What Does your Website say about you?

Hello people! Welcome to our usual meeting spot where we discuss fashion brands from the ‘black’ continent. You can also read our other Fashion Africa – Business Analysis reports such as designer Sika, designer...
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OXOSI – The ‘Artisans Club’ Begins Summer 2012 – E-boutique – RETAIL

BASE Official proudly introduces OXOSI.COM OXOSI is an artisans club and a creative distribution channel for original pan-African fashion brands that directly benefit the African continent and a proud contributor to the wo...
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Bel Esprit Relaunches Donate Design to Create and Build Sustainable Businesses in Disadvantaged Regions

Bel Esprit, the online showroom for international designers of ethical fashion, has relaunched Donate Design (www.donate-design.org), a program to support the development of sustainable businesses in the fashion and lifestyle i...
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week CapeTown 2012

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town date and theme announced

With 18 shows over four days, from fashion to cars, and venues to add an extra dimension of global relevance, innovation and lifestyles; themed “icons”, the mother city is set to strike a pose when the Mercedes Benz Fashion...
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Made in Ghana brand AFIA ‘BRING IT TO THE PEOPLE’ with a POP-UP Shop

New York’s best independent fashion labels will make their collections available to the people in a collaborative pop-up shop. The Soho Lofts will transform into an exclusively curated boutique with clothing, jewelry, accesso...
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Ethiopia Introduces ENZI Footwear – DESIGNER PROFILE

I was recently in Ethiopia for the Origin Africa event and on top of having a fantastic cultural experience and history lesson (Addis Ababa is truly an amazing city) I also had the pleasure to hang out with the lovely guys from...
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SUNO NY sneakers SS12

New in! SUNO sneakers – available June 15th.

We are excited about the new limited-edition sneaks’ from SunoNY  These canvas shoes are very affordable priced at just USD $65 and come in two styles — lace-ups and slip-ons — printed in Suno’s signature patterns. SU...
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FAFA Emerging Designer Competition celebrates Up-and-Coming Creative Talent in Africa.

The finalists from this year’s Emerging Designer competition will be previewing their exciting new collections this saturday during the FAFA Insight showcase . FAFA Insight will be held on the 30th June 2012 and it pro...
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