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May 12th, 2017

We are PROUD to have them all! Proudly Made in Africa and other NEW sponsors supporting Fashion Africa Conference 2017!

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Written by: Jacqueline Shaw
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We are extremely pleased to announce more event sponsors on board of Fashion Africa Conference 2017. Alongside one of our greatest supporters and Tee Shirt sponsors Mantisworld, this year we are proud to have Proudly Made in Africa, Karma Kola, Hatch Africa and Soul of Africa (not to forget our event sponsor C&A Foundation founders of Fashion For Good.)

Proudly Made in Africa 

Founded in 2008, Proudly Made in Africa (formerly known as Value Added in Africa) is a social enterprise, based in Ireland and the UK, dedicated to supporting Sub-Saharan African companies producing retail products, to gain access to the Irish, UK and European markets. Acting as a trade facilitator, our core activities consist of pre-market supports for African producers to become market-ready and marketing services, representing their products in the target markets. We also specialise in providing sourcing and logistics support to traders in the UK and Ireland.

PMIA works with products in the fashion and food sectors that satisfy their quality and ethical standards – Quality Assured, Ethically Sourced, Manufactured in Africa using locally sourced materials and Socially Beneficial. PMIA has created a unique sourcing map of African finished products and our database presently consists of over 500 suppliers across Sub-Saharan Africa. They work with businesses that are interested in taking the next step to the export market.

Proudly Made in Africa will be sponsoring the evening network drinks on May 25th with African drinks and snacks.


Soul of Africa

Soul of Africa, presents the perfect success story of a profitable social enterprise making shoes in Africa and selling products globally while contributing to the development of the communities where it operates. Lance Clark, Founder of Soul of Africa and former Managing Director of Clarks Shoes, said:

Pursuing the idea of giving people the means, the ambition, the pride to help themselves, setting up a quality shoemaking enterprise in Africa was an obvious option for me.”

In 2003 Lance Clark – the 6th generation shoemaker who brought the world the Wallabee and Desert trek boot – was invited to Durban in South Africa to advise on the shoe industry there. At that time the unemployment ran at 50% and as a result there were significant social problems in the area.


Whilst in South Africa, Lance decided to pursue the idea to ‘give the people the means, the ambition and the pride to help themselves’ through shoemaking rather than aid dependency”

From that beginning, Soul of Africa has been making shoes in South Africa, Tunisia and Ethiopia; it has helped over 17,000 children and families and supported over 100 projects.

Soul of Africa will be sponsoring our event bags for guests and delegates which are locally sourced and made in Ghana!

Hatch Africa

Hatch Africa is a leading consultancy working with clients to support growth and sustainability across Africa.

They bring together knowledge, expertise and resources from all over the world to build businesses and support existing businesses to grow to the next level and work across all sectors with a focus on Agri-Retail, Bio-Tech, Creative, Cultural, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment industries.

They provide research, consultancy and professional services to support infrastructure development, enterprise development and capacity building objectives.

Hatch Africa are strategic partners on the advisory board for Africa Fashion Guide, for our events and business programs


Karma Cola

Karma Cola is a good looking, great tasting, do gooding drinks. Good for our planet, our growers and as good for you as a fizzy can be. #drinknoevil.

Karma Cola is made with real cola nut grown by the Mende & Temne people of Sierra Leone. This is combined with vanilla bean from the Huiwani Fairtrade Cooperative in Papua New Guinea and organic sugar cane from the Manduvira Fairtrade Organic Farmers in Paraguay, natural spices; cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander; and lemon, lime and orange oils. What goes around comes around. Part of the proceeds from each bottle go back to growers in Sierra Leone.

We are proud to have Karma Cola are sponsor our event with drinks.

Do make sure to register for your ticket whilst early booking discount is still available! Register HERE

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