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



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July 15th, 2013

AFG to host ‘Fashion Africa’ Seminar in Toronto’s First Africa Fashion Week Event

As part of the first Annual Africa Fashion Week Toronto, Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide invites you to their first North America edition of seminar event entitled “Fashion Africa”. This event will take place on Saturday August 17th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, located at 6 Garamond court, Toronto from 11 am to 2 pm.

Launched in London UK in 2011 and taken to Nairobi Kenya in 2012, this event aims at creating a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of fashion design from the continent. The discussion will be centred around 2 themes :

1)   Fashion Business Africa – the importance of textile trade for Africa?

2)  Ethical Fashion – Why sustainable fashion is relevant to Africa 

The Guests speakers include fashion professionals, industry experts and influencers who all have a mutual interest, involvement and focus to elevate African textile trade, fashion design and production. 

 Our Line-up of Speakers

  

Meaghan Grewal

Founder of Kuku Curry, Sustainable Sourcing Consultancy

Fashion Takes Action Board Member

Tal Dehtiar

Founder of Oliberté the first premium footwear brand made in Africa; Co-founder MBAs without Borders;

Recipient of many Awards and recognition including 2012 Fast Company Most Creative Business People and 2013 Oakville’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year

 

 Naana Tennachie Yankey

Designer and founder of Coccolily

Featured in top fashion magazines and TV such as Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan Magazine UK, Company Magazine UK, Elle Canada, Flare and Fashion Magazines, ET Canada, eTalk, among others.

 

 

 Assa Cisse

Toronto based Fashion Blogger

Founder and Editor of Ciaafrique.com, a blog that provides readers with their daily dose of everything African fashion

  

 Chinedu Ukabam

Founder of Chinedesign Fashion label

Founder of SUPAFRIK a traveling pop-up shop/gallery which features the work of African-inspired designers/artists and “Made in Africa” entrepreneurs.

  

Cynthia Kio

Founder Emua design

Recipient of the 2008 Designer of the year by the Nigeria community in Canada ; and 2011 Best Fashion Designer by the African Entertainment Award

Featured by major African magazines and blogs including BHF magazine USA, Planet Africa Magazine, BellaNaija and Shadders blog among others.

About Africa Fashion Guide

Launched in September 2011 along with a coffee table style contemporary fashion book entitled ‘Fashion Africa’, Africa Fashion Guide is an information based platform which aims at creating an awareness campaign that promotes the full supply chain of the African fashion and textile industry with an ethical perspective and create links with the greater global textile industry. In May 2013, AFG has successfully launched the “Fashion Africa Business Workshops” in London and is preparing a second edition that will take place in August with a webinar option.

For further info, please visit www.africafashionguide.com

About African Fashion Week

African Fashion Week Toronto is a platform for existing and emerging designers inspired by African culture and design. AFWT is designed to attract, entertain, and educate an audience on everything African. AFWT has planned a series of city-wide events that will enhance diversity, public awareness, image and involvement of African Fashion within the local, national and international communities.

For further info, please visit www.afwt.ca

For more information contact Anita Aboagye at: 647 608 2523, 647 622 8973

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