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Gold Coast Trading SS12 collection

“Winds from the North” – SS12 Collection – Gold Coast Trading

Gold Coast Trading is a clothing company created by Nigerian born, New York based designer, Emeka Alams, which brings together traditional Africa cultures and the Western world. Emeka calls this label his ‘effort to get ...
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Abla Volta – Designer PROFILE

3 words to describe Abla Volta roots, grace and sophistication. Looking at her work is a mix of staring at the cover of an Elle Magazine and watching a Hagan Daz advert. I was seriously tempted to either devour the photos or li...
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South Africa Fashion Week SS2012 – Fashion SHOW

Its that time of year again, South Africa Fashion Week will be happening this week. With a presentation of The Business of Fashion Summer Collections on 29, 30, 31 March & 1 April 2012 at The Crowne Plaza, The Rosebank. SA ...
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BantuWax – African Inspired Swimwear

Bantu is an African-inspired, African-made swimwear brand, whose mission is to ”introduce the world to African beach culture by creating a hot line of beach and resort wear, accessories, and skincare products using indigenous...
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Fashionably ‘Made in Africa’

FashionABLE is a non-profit brand who’s mission is to create a sustainable business in Africa that involves women becoming a vital part of the developing economy. This business is the making of striking, fashionable scarves o...
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KEZA – Capacity building and connections to the International luxury market – PROFILE

KEZA is an ethical luxury jewellery brand with a difference. Working with artisans in Rwanda and Kenya they produce beautiful, high quality jewellery collections using local techniques such as paper beads, braiding and bone and...
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“Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest 2012″ – Unites Sustainability and Fashion COMPETITION

Looking for innovative designs in raw cotton “Green is the new black” according to influential fashion critic Suzy Menkes from the International Herald Tribune. This journalist who attends over 600 fashion shows a y...
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insiders Guide to Sustainable Cotton - by SImon Ferrigno

Interview with Simon Ferrigno – Africa Fashion Guide African Cotton CAMPAIGN

Back in September we launched Africa Fashion Guide at an event held at the Africa Centre in London’s West End. Part of the launch we held two discussions one on Ethical Fashion and the other on African Fashion. We were bl...
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Image Courtesy of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

‘Style Africa’ – Celebrating the Textile Heritage of West Africa – EVENT

‘Style Africa’ opens at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery A fascinating new exhibition exploring the rich heritage of West African textiles opens at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 31 March 2012. Style Africa presents vis...
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The Sylvia Owori FOREVER LOVE Fashion Show – EVENT

The latest collections by designer Sylvia Owori will be presented during the 2012 FOREVER LOVE fashion show at 7:00pm at the UMA show ground on Friday, 23rd March 2012. The theme to create jobs and eradicate poverty throu...
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