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African Leader Mugabe Fashion Label Raises Questions in Zimbabwe

We have been reading about this Mugabe inspired fashion line for a short minute now and it also raises a few questions with us. According to the World Bank, Low income country Zimbabwe is a nation nearly three-fourths of the ...
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Vivienne Westwood – New Aid or Positive work in Africa?

The Ethical Fashion Initiative, run by the International Trade Centre(ITC), joined forces with the fashion world in 2008 and has been working to use fashion as a development tool ever since. But what is all this about? They sa...
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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK ANNOUNCES EVENT DATE, VENUE AND LAUNCH OF A NEW WEBSITE

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) today announces event date, venue and launch of its new website. The three-day event will be the most innovative and the first of its kind to take place on the global fashion calendar in A...
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AFIA Launches 2nd Sustainable Women’s Collection

We have posted about this award-winning sustainable before and continue to support their business ethics. AFIA is a women’s clothing line sourced and sewn in Ghana, West Africa. Set up by Meghan Sebold who  graduated from th...
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FAIRTRADE Cotton Farming in AFRICA – Interview with Malian Cotton Organisation

A few weeks ago I brought my French speaking friend along with me to the Fairtrade Foundation offices in Minories, London. I had received an email to interview a cotton farm representative from a Fairtrade Cotton organisation i...
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Made’s Inaugural Leather Collection X House of Fraser

Made was started in 2005 with 5 employees and now employs over 100 full time employees in their very own Made workshop, located in Nairobi, Kenya, that is continually expanding to accommodate their growing team. We recently fea...
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Choolips on the ‘Golden Coast’ for AW12/13

CHOOLIPS’ Designer Annegret Affolderbach is often referred to as a ‘fashion entrepreneur’ with an interesting background, great achievements and an inspiring vision. Annegret grew up in East Germany, but moved to London i...
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Preventing the Contamination of AFRICAN ORGANIC COTTON: Organic practices hold the key

We want to keep you posted on all aspects of the African Cotton industry. You may ask why is it important, what issues arise i n farming African cotton and also how does the processing of cotton actually work. We will continue ...
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Vlisco – Celebrating Womens’ Month

Vlisco is a company related so much to Africa and African textiles. With International Womens Day this week. Vlisco encourage us all to celebrate Womens Month with the launch of new prints. They ask How you manage to take all...
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COTTON: GLOBAL THREADS – A Major New Exhibition in Manchester, UK – EVENT

COTTON: GLOBAL THREADS is a new exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery which aims to give more of a social rather than an historical overview of the story of cotton and its industry within the global textile industry with a so...
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Ana Kata by Uchea Nwabuzor – SS12 collection – Designer PROFILE

I saw the SS12 lookbook today for this rather new African fashion label and I am overwhelmed with the beauty of this collection. Surely I am not alone to think this collection is beautiful. Named Ana Kata promises to be an ecle...
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