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“Cotton is the ink” of Fashion Made in Mali – DESIGNER INTERVIEW

I would love to know though, ​​​have you ever considered MALI in West Africa as a location for fashion? Do you actually know of any AFRICAN FABRICS made in Mali?I am sure if I said to you Bogolan, or Bogolanfini or even ...
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VIRGIL ABLOH DISCUSSES EQUALISING CREATIVE EXPRESSION in NEW INTERVIEW FOR ETHICAL FASHION PODCAST

“An Instagram Post Is As Much Of An Artwork As a 300-look Fashion Collection. My Thesis [on] Architecture Is Just as Valid as a New Nike Shoe” The Ethical Fashion Initiative will launch the second series of its podcas...
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Wazi, the first prescription eyewear brand made in Uganda, launches open call for African artists to design next eyewear collection

Glasses made by Africans for Africans, Wazi has launched an open call for creatives from across the continent to submit ideas for new, Afro-centric eyewear designs Ugandan prescription eyewear company Wazi has launched an open ...
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Decolonisation, Stereotypes and The “Mis-Education” of African Fashion

We recently interviewed Dr Erica de Greef for our youtube channel. She shared with us about a new online course offered by her company – AFRI / the African Fashion Research Institute which explores why African fashion ste...
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Fashioning West Africa “A series of conversations with West African Creatives”

FASHIONING WEST AFRICA SHOWING AS PART OF FASHION SCOUT DIGITAL SHOWCASE DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2021 DIRECTED BY NUEL BANS–DEBONAIR AFRIK STUDIOS, PRODUCED BY ARIETA MUJAY–BÄRG PRODUCTIONS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED ...
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EFI Accelerator For African Designers 21-22 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The EFI Accelerator Programme is back, and they are now taking applications until 31st of March. With the support of European Union, the Ethical Fashion Initiative aspires to propel creative entrepreneurs forward, providing the...
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SNEAK PEEK OF THE INSIDE OF A WAXPRINT HOUSE!

Always wondered what it is like actually INSIDE a waxprint african print printhouse IN Africa! Then watch this video here ≥≥ https://youtu.be/vZjNYGD–0c The full video over on my YouTube channel highlights compani...
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THREE KENYAN DESIGNERS SELECTED TO JOIN PRESTIGIOUS ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE’S ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

Geneva, 2nd February 2021: The Ethical Fashion Initiative – a joint venture of the UN and WTO’s International Trade Centre, has selected three Kenyan designers to participate in the second Ethical Fashion Initiative Acc...
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Lidl Backs Cotton made in Africa

The Cotton made in Africa initiative (CmiA) is now able to significantly boost sales of sustainable cotton from Africa thanks to its partner Lidl, which is primarily working with CmiA to achieve its goal of using 100 percent su...
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Black Thread Runs Deep at this New Swedish Exhibition!

When Lotta from Just Africa mentioned about an upcoming exhibition to be held in Sweden that she would be involved in I couldn’t wait to hear more! The exhibition entitled Black Thread, along with the French Institute in ...
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So why is GHANA a great place for production right now?

Lesson 1 – G IS FOR G-REAT VISIONWelcome again to our newsletter series on Ghana sourcing!This is week one and for three more weeks I will be sending to those on my email weekly to highlight the opportunity of Ghana to ...
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