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African Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) 2012 – AFFORD presents ‘Africa Gives’

They are presenting “The New African Philanthropy” as part of the launch of their ‘Africa Gives’ project. Do you fulfil the criteria below? They you are invited to come along and partake in this event.
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Germaine’s Bags – Recycling for Rwanda – DESIGNER PROFILE

Twenty-two year old Germaine Dusenge is a Rwandan who loves her country. At first glance, she appears quite shy, yet, within minutes of our first meeting, as we set about to speak about her work, she begins to exude confidence....
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Pooja Jeshang gets all Loved up with Delilah – DESIGNER INTERVIEW

Pooja Jeshang brand Saffron is a brand that uses a colourful palette of prints and an interesting use of cutlines. Her recent collection “…with love, Delilah”, is described by Pooja as being a collection R...
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Organic Cotton, Ikat patterns, Kitenge prints – welcome One Mango Tree SS12 Collection – MANUFACTURING

Ethical fashion brand One Mango Tree just released its Spring|Summer 2012 Collection – an array of organic cotton jersey separates, beautiful hand-loomed handbags and African print accent pieces. The apparel collection hi...
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News Just in! Made in Ghana MacBook covers in the APPLE store!

We recently featured Della on our site. (see our feature here) Della is a fashion line that employs women in Ghana to make ethically produced high-quality accessories. We are excited about their recent news where they will l...
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Anita Quansah London and Adebayo Jones to Show at Africa Fashion Week London

The organisers of Africa Fashion Week London are pleased to announce the first set of designers confirmed for this year’s closing show on Saturday 4th August of the two-day fashion extravanganza set to bring the best of Afric...
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V&A FRIDAY LATE takes up residency at WANDERLUST, Paris

Last year we went to a packed event at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum called Afropolitans. We are excited to hear that it will happen this year in Paris! It was a well attended, well thought out and structured even...
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Fashion Made in Africa – from Cotton to Fashion Production – COTTON CAMPAIGN

This month we have a new guest contributor, freelance journalist, copywriter and experienced in ethical fashion and textile projects specifically in Africa. We invited her to question to area of Fashion Made in Africa as a con...
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Shop Ethical African Fashion with Sapelle.com – E-BOUTIQUE

NEW ON-LINE RETAILER LAUNCHES ETHICAL AFRICAN FASHION BOUTIQUE FOR GLOBAL MARKET UK-based retailer Sapelle made its debut on 2nd June with the launch of its on-line boutique Sapelle.com, selling contemporary womenswear and home...
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UK-Nigeria Creative Partnership – 3 day Programme this August – Apply Now!

An exciting project was released on Friday. See info below. The British Council and New World Nigeria are looking for innovative creative and digital practitioners working in the UK and/or Nigeria’s film/TV, fashion, music or...
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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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