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NEW INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE for emerging Designers to launch during LONDON FASHION WEEK

The British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) recently announced the inaugural International Fashion Showcase to take place during London Fashion Week, February 2012. This is a must attend event where 19 embassies a...
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Ubuntu International Project brings African Fashion to London

Ubuntu International Project is an organisation developing, promoting and exporting a new African design led aesthetic that fuses the techniques and traditions of Africa with African contemporary fashion in order to create a un...
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The Good Fashion Show – EVENT

The Good Fashion Show is not just London Fashion Week’s largest off-schedule event on Feb 18th, but it is an ECO-ETHICAL FASHION EMPORIUM where 25-30 British and international brands show and sell their latest collections. T...
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FAFA – Festival for African Fashion and Arts – Back for 2012! – EVENT

FAFA was set-up in 2008 during the post-election violence which took place in Kenya. Organised by individuals from different nationalities and walks of life who came together with the belief that peace is fundamental to develo...
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Joyful Jewellery from Joansu – Designer PROFILE

I first came across Adjoa of Joansu Jewellery at Arise Magazine Editor Helen Jennings book launch and fell in love with her crafted jewellery. Joansu pronounced [jo-uhn-su] – ‘joa’ (from Adjoa) and ‘nsu’ (water; A...
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Madagascan Spider Silk on display at the V&A – EXHIBITION

Now this is one not for the faint at heart! Love spiders? Neither do I BUT I absolutely love this! On show at the V&A Museum in London is an exhibition which displays the world’s largest pieces of cloth made from spider ...
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‘Everything Must Go’ – How do you Recycle? – EVENT report

ThEverything Must Go – Exhibition at the OXO tower Bargehouse Private view 20th January 2012 Have you ever wonder about the truth behind recycling clothes? What happens to old clothes that charity shops can’t sell?...
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The Gambia – An Unexpected Textile Hub – Country PROFILE

In December 2011, I visited the Gambia for the first time along with AFG Guest Contributor Donalea Scott of GetAPerspective blog. And I was highly open minded, very expectant and excited too. I profess to be having a growing lo...
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Showroom International and the Bel Esprit Showroom and Pop Up Shop

Showroom International and the Bel Esprit Showroom Partner with The Lane Style House to Launch a “Style-Off” Competition for Stylists. Showroom International, the online showroom for independent fashion designers and the Be...
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Gye Nyame – Africa and Japans Fashion Connection – BOUTIQUE

(Main image is from a project called Wafrica) When we first came across the site Gye Nyame and the work of Petra the biggest interest was not that she represented a boutique selling African fashion BUT that the store and her wo...
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Announcing the launch – Le Tabouret D’Or – Luxury African Fashion E-BOUTIQUE

I had a conversation recently with a notable UK newspaper who are writing an article on African fashion. The reporter was featuring particular brands and wished to know if any of them had a presence in the UK or in NY. I was li...
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