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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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Fairtrade Pioneers – soleRebels – Shoes for Heart and Soul – Company PROFILE

Last year, 2011, TEDx a non-profit events organisation devoted to “ideas worth sharing”, and bringing together Technology, Entertainment and Design, collaborated for the first time with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to ...
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Afro-Eco Fair – Fashion EVENT

The African Fashion & Arts Centre receives “AFRO ECO FAIR” for its second edition.  A selection of the best in ethical black beauty and natural brands in Europe, the AFRO ECO FAIR is an independent event set u...
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Ethical Africa produced brand Made Announces New Celebrity Collaboration: Zara Martin For Made

FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT  Made Announces New Celebrity Collaboration: Zara Martin For Made - Exclusively at ASOS Ethical Accessories brand Made, is delighted to announce their latest celebrity collaboration with Zara Martin. ...
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The Future of Fair Trade in Africa – FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

With Fairtrade Fortnight upon us we wanted to present quite a few views on this topic and how it relates to Africa and its fashion and textiles industry. SO we asked our guest contributor Mitch Teberg, a Fairtrade researcher an...
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African Textile Patterns – BOOK

African Textile Patterns by Catherine Carpenter Price £16.99 Paperback with CD 128pp ISBN: 9781408130728 This stunning collection of African textile prints has been carefully selected from a range of traditional and contempor...
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Agnes & Lola – Introduce the 2012 collections and EXCLUSIVE interview – ETAILER

Agnes & Lola is one of our favourite African fashion retailers to have emerged online in the last few years. For their ethics, principles and all they stand for. So when they sent us their recent lookbook campaign I was hap...
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Fairtrade Fortnight, ASOS, Whistles and Central Saint Martins and MADE – building African connections

Made is a fashion accessories brand that we love. Not just because they create beautiful, hand-made product in their African workshop, but also because Made teaches new skills and provides sustainable opportunities for all our ...
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