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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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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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