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March 10th, 2016

Have you heard? IT’S BACK AND ONLINE! Fashion Africa Business Workshops! April/May 2016

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Launched in 2014 we are bringing back our unique original and popular Fashion Africa Business (FAB)Workshops. What is most exciting for us is that the workshops will now be held ONLINE! So this means all our followers in the USA, throughout Europe and Africa will be able to join in too!

 

Is it for you?

Are you are a fashion designer or fashion business who is interested in setting up your fashion business sourcing and/or producing in Africa? Are you curious about how to make it happen sustainably and ethically?

Maybe you are preparing to showcase at upcoming fashion shows or need help understanding how to get your product into shops?

Struggling to work out just how to go about it? Well read on as we may just have the answer for you!

 

 

The Answer:

Recognised by The Guardian newspaper as one of their Top 10 African fashion blogs, and due to increased demand, Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide presents the highly popular Fashion Africa Business (F.A.B) Workshops™ to fulfil this need.

Register here: www.fashionafricabusinessworkshops2016.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

The Offer:

F.A.B Workshops™ offers you an original affordable, intensive 6-week program conducted in a relaxed classroom style format. Conducted by qualified industry professionals with at least 10 years experience in the field.

Our F.A.B Workshops™ gives design entrepreneurs the relevant tips, strategies, tools and resources to be able to successfully prepare, build and grow your own African focused fashion business based on sustainable design practices and ethical working conditions.

 

 

The Aim:

The aim is to educate and advise designers and fashion businesses on the relevant elements required to run a successful African fashion company. Whether you are setting up shop, sourcing or producing in Africa, working with African producers or using traditional African textiles and crafts in a contemporary way, then the F.A.B Workshops™ will prepare you to start up, get prepared for fashion shows, events and next seasons collection or take your existing business forward.

www.fashionafricabusinessworkshops2016.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 


SESSION: APRIL/MAY 2016

 

Details

  • Schedule and Dates:

The full program lasts for 6 consecutive weeks

 

Session1 = Tuesday 26th April 2016

Topic = Design and Research For The African Market

Teacher = Richard Mkoloma – Designer – Adidas/Puma

Interview = Annegret Choolips  tbc

 

Session 2 = Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Topic = Textiles – Options and Qualities from the African continent

Teachers = Simon Ferrigno – cotton specialist and Jose Hendo – bark cloth expert

Interview =   tbc

 

Session 3 = Tuesday 10th May 2016

Topic = Sourcing and Production with African Producers for International Clients

Teachers = Paola Masperi – Mayamiko and Joanno – SOKO Kenya

Interview = Prama – Mantisworld tbc

 

Session 4 = Tuesday 17th May 2016

Topic = Press, Branding, Marketing & Retail of African Sourced and Made Product

Teachers = Arieta Mujay – Boohoo.com and Daphne Kasambala – Sapelle

Interview =  tbc

 

Session 5 = Tuesday 24th May 2016

Topic = Setting up Business in Africa Logistics and the Red Tape

Working with Developing Countries

Teacher = Madeleine Responsify

Interview =  tbc

 

Session 6 = Wednes 25th May 2016 (Africa Day) incl. Group presentation

Topic = Trends and understanding the African Market

Teachers = Valene/ZInzi – Stories of Near

 

Session 7 = Tuesday 31st May 2016

Topic = Ethical and Sustainable Fashion on the African Continent

Teachers = Felicity Bone – Next&Debenhams, Janna Bruins – Sainsbury

Interview – tbc


 

 

  • Time:

Tuesday 26th April 2016: 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Following weeks: 7.30pm – 9.00pm)

 

  • Where:

online

 

  • Fee:

£225GBP Standard Price

£155GBP Early Bird Price before April 11th

 

  • Overview:

Workshops by Qualified Industry Professionals and Inspirational Speakers

Lasting 2hrs per session in webinar classroom and networking format

 

REGISTER HERE: www.fashionafricabusinessworkshops2016.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Contact for more information: events@africafashionguide.com

Follow our blog at: www.africafashionguide.com

Tweet us at @AfricaFashGuide

HASHTAG FABworkshop

 

DISCLAIMER

 

AFRICA FASHION GUIDE LTD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF STUDENTS PERSONAL EQUIPMENT / GOODS. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PROPERTY. THE COURSE IS A SERIES OF WORKSHOP THAT AIMS TO BE AN OVERVIEW AND AT PRESENT DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY ACCREDITATIONS. TUTOR LINEUP AND COURSE STRUCTURE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY GIVEN TIME. WORKSHOPS WILL ALSO BE FILMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF WEBINARS AND ONLINE MARKETING. ANY STUDENTS WISHING NOT TO BE INCLUDED MUST MAKE THIS CLEAR UP FRONT VIA EMAIL. ALL COURSE MATERIALS, OUTLINE, PRESENTATIONS ETC STRICTLY REMAIN THE COPYRIGHT AND PROPERTY OF AFRICA FASHION GUIDE FOR THE USE OF F.A.B (FASHION AFRICA BUSINESS) WORKSHOPS AND MAY NOT IN ANYWAY BE USED OUT OF THE CONTEXT OF THIS USE.

CANCELLATIONS

 

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE WORKSHOP BLOCK DATE THAT YOU ARE BOOKED IN ON PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WE CAN ONLY RESCHEDULE OR GIVE REFUNDS WITH 14 DAYS NOTICE SO THAT SOMEONE ELSE MAY TAKE YOUR SPACE. IF AFRICA FASHION GUIDE CANCEL THEN ALL STUDENTS WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED.

 

Please email events@africafashionguide.com to reschedule.

NOTE: WORKSHOPS THAT ARE MISSED CANNOT BE REBOOKED OR REFUNDED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.





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