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A social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry.


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Africa + Fashion + Love – turning waste into Fashion – Project PROFILE

was founded in June 2010, by designer Ryan Clements traveled to Nakuru, Kenya. Whist there he met people living in extreme poverty on a visit to the Gioto Garbage Slum, most of them being single mothers with children. It became...
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R’ashion – Recycled Fashion in Zambia – Project PROFILE

I initially came across Taryn Hipwell through a social networking site and loved her project from the beginning as it has brought environmental issues of waste reduction in Africa and fashion together in one place as well as ed...
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Introducing Heart 365 Emporium: Uhuru’s Wings: Freedom to Fly

The beauty and craft of the Maasai culture is one that is loved and celebrated not only by East Africans. We have recently seen many designers both local and international draw inspiration from this.  Beadwork practiced by the...
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Fashion Designer’s Association Of Nigeria – 3-Day Fashion Festival EVENT

Fashion has risen to the level of cultural acceptance in Africa and though it has been said to represent $1 trillion of World’s Gross Income, Africa is yet to take her place economically. Recent news with Vogue Italia Edi...
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Timeless Asakeoge – Designer PROFILE

Asakeoge stands for the bold, creative passion that symbolizes a fashion forward brand and the designs are aimed at the daring for whom uniqueness and individuality is key. The label showcases the perfect blending of exotic p...
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Sylvia Owori – Fresh New Bags from Uganda

Renowned Ugandan designer Sylvia Owori, who in 2011 was named ambassador for the USA based Alicia Keys founded charity Keep a Child Alive,  started her Sylvia Owori foundation in 2010. It is a non profit organisation which a...
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Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton

Just before Christmas we mentioned this incident when it first came out (see link here) and since then have been reading various articles from bloggers, Africa fashion related and ethical fashion related and many opinions and t...
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Africa Fashion Week London 2012 = Part Deux – EVENT

Did you check out our Africa Fashion Calender yet? If you did you would have already been in the know about London’s hot Africa fashion event. That’s right, Africa Fashion Week London is back for 2012 with their 2nd EDITION...
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Africa Fashion Guide prediction….2012 = Fashion’s Year of Africa

WOW another year has ended. It has been an eventful year for us here at Africa Fashion Guide. We launched on April 1st 2011 online; We self published one of the first coffee table books on contemporary African fashion entitled ...
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Source4Style 2.0 Takes Materials Sourcing To The Next Level

Source4Style, the first trends-driven global sourcing marketplace for the fashion and design industry recently launched the 2.0 version of their site. Since the launch of its pilot in October 2010, Source4Style has brought toge...
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Berg Publishers presents Africa

‘Africa’ is a single reference volume on dress and fashion in this region. The volume was originally part of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, which explores, in 760 articles and 3.6 million words, the dre...
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