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


 
 

 
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Experts See Cotton made in Africa as a Sustainable Basis for the Growing Textile Industry in Ethiopia

Cotton is the most widely used raw material for global textile production and the livelihood of millions of people in Africa. In East African Ethiopia, cotton is both farmed and manufactured into textiles for international trad...
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QÄSA QÄSA – Designed to inspire the curious

QÄSA QÄSA stems from the amharic word to mean ‘inspire’, ‘awake’ and ‘motivate’ and takes inspiration from the incredible and diverse skills of artisans in East Africa. They source and...
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MAISON CHÂTEAU ROUGE & SAWA SHOES CAPSULE COLLECTION

We are asked by these two African designer brands: “Can you imagine a urban version of the traditional african mama outfit?” Maison Château Rouge and Sawa Shoes sampled indigo from Mali, they twisted african loinc...
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Getting up close with…Responsify Africa – Fashion Africa Conference Speakers

In the lead up to our annual event Fashion Africa Conference 2015 we wanted to introduce you to a selection of our panellists who will be speaking at our conference. They all have an interesting story to tell and an amazing r...
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FOMI – Ethiopian Fabulous Fashion Bag and Footwear Brand

Initially the prospect of developing a handbag line in Africa seemed daunting, but that became Afomia Tesfaye’s motivation in creating FOMI. In early 2011, she made the decision to leave Los Angeles to travel back to her nati...
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Zaaf Collection – Indulgence and Luxury – Bags made in Ethiopian

We have been hearing about this brand for a little while now and was excited to hear that our friends over at Styled by Africa are selling their brands via their online story. So here we present to you our readers the company Z...
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New Opportunities for Africa as Global Apparel Manufacturer – MANUFACTURING

The question of how long China will remain the largest clothing manufacturer continues to linger on. Not only does the country have to contend with increasing competition from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, India and...
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Lemlem – Handcrafted, Effortless, Modern and Luxury for the Summer

While Europe is experiencing an influx of summer heatwaves, for many countries on the continent like Ethiopia this is just normal. Either way Lemlem – a modern, handcrafted luxury brand by model Liya Kebede, has presented...
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Hub of Africa Fashion Week is back in Ethiopia for 2014! EVENT

This year, the Hub of Africa Fashion Week is pleased to present The Editorial Edition. It was created to fill the void of African Designers on the global platform. To not only highlight the best of the best African designers, b...
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