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Kenya, Mali and their USA agreements – AFRICAN TRADE BUSINESS INSIGHTS

I started this blog looking at African manufacturing and there is one major aspect to this topic that is often overlooked and that is polices. I shared this on a facebook live I did – see link HERE and will share here too...
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African Craft Subscription Box Business started in 12 weeks by Mother of Two | TESTIMONIAL

WOW can you believe it is August already! Eeek… time flies hey and opportunities are literally jumping our way. If you can just see it! Let me explain briefly … See below this photo…this is Comfort (one of the...
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“The best decision ever!” – FASHION AFRICA VOICES

“I quit my corporate job for African fashion” and “The best decision ever!” In this weeks Fashion Africa Voices series we look at the story of Toronto based Designer Catherine Addai of the print infused...
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How one Tweet connected me to a Hollywood Actress

Did I ever tell you the story of how Actress Rosario Dawson and her business partner spoke at one of my Fashion Africa Conferences I host annually in London? We initially connected on twitter – a platform where i have ove...
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Can Footwear be Made in Africa? – Welcome to Nigeria!

“The next industrial revolution will be in Africa” says our guest in this weeks Fashion Africa Voices series. Artist and Entrepreneur Tunde Owolabi “Ethniks by Tunde” (www.ethnik.com.ng) I explored with ...
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How to Differentiate your African Fashion Brand from the Sea of Waxprint

THESE JUMPSUITS ARE FROM TWO DIFFERENT BRANDS. But can you tell which brand is which? Personally they are all gorgeous and the brands featured are from top African print and waxprint brands, but this is a classic example of the...
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AFRICAN FABRICS – THE OPPORTUNITY OF AFRICAN MADE TEXTILES

“Doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways.”This was something that my guest from this weeks youtube interview said and I think it’s extremely fitting for the work she is doing in Africa for its fashion and ...
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Textile Exchange report highlights concerns with recent increase in adoption of genetically modified (GM) cotton in Africa

Firstly why is this a discussion? Because the demand for organic and preferred cotton is growing; ensuring support for non-GM sustainable alternatives will give farmers a choice and protect their ability to have market access. ...
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Aid by Trade Foundation of CMIA Supports Sewing Education in Tanzania

In the East African country of Tanzania, the non-profit Aid by Trade Foundation together with local partners has opened a new vocational education centre. In the Bariadi district it is the first training centre ever. The traini...
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African Fashion Manufacturing in Nigeria – From Lawyer to Factory Founder

Fashion Manufacturing in Africa was the driver of me starting my business in 2010. And why I have evolved my business to become your best resource for sourcing fashion production and textiles in Africa. In this weeks Fashion A...
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Your Sourcing Guide to Fashion Made in Nigeria – African Cotton

This week I uploaded a new youtube video with Nigerian fashion brand This Is Us Such an amazing home grown story with a couple who focused on locally sourced textiles and textile traditions. This story I shared in their interv...
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