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


May 29th, 2014

AFG hosts the Fashion talk at EcoSessions: Made in Africa (NYC) – JUNE 2nd

EcoSessions have two goals – one to build community and share stories within the design industry and the other to educate consumers through storytelling. For this event, the esteemed panelists will talk about the benefits and challenges of producing in Africa in three arenas: beauty, accessories and fashion

FIT’s Enterprise Center and the Sustainable Design Entrepreneur’s Certificate Program Presents:

EcoSessions: Made in Africa

beauty  |  accessories  |  fashion

June 2, 2014

4:30-8:30 pm (EST)

at FIT in the John E. Reeves Great Hall

This EcoSession focuses on Africa, bringing together three panels of active professionals at the forefront of ethical beauty, fashion and accessories production in the continent. Gathering to dispel misconceptions, address complexities of local production and discuss the direction of its growing market, panelists will give the audience a fuller, richer and more honest picture of Africa’s sustainable potential.

Ticket holders are invited to come for any portion of the program or for the duration.


4:30 – doors open

4:45 – Welcoming remarks from Christine Helm, the director of Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Enterprise Center and Kate Black, founder of EcoSessions

5:00-6:00 Beauty Panel: The Body Shop, Kahina Giving Beauty and Rain Africa, moderator: Baze Mpinja (Beautycism)

6:15-7:15 Accessories Panel: Brother Vellies, Shop Soko, Heritage 1960 and Mikuti, moderator: Yolanda Sangweni ( and

7:30-8:30 Fashion Panel: Nest, Osei Duro, Modahnik and Mantis World, moderator: Jacqueline Shaw (African Fashion Guide)

8:30 – Participants are invited to mingle at Hotel Indigo, 127 West 28th Street, Cash bar 

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