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


November 5th, 2017

It’s back for 2018! Our African Road Trip #GoFastWithUs!

Ready, Set. Go!

Hi, My name is Jacqueline Shaw the Director of Africa Fashion Guide. Admittedly this is one of the most exciting projects that I am proud to bring to you – our Fashion Africa Sourcing Trips (F.A.S.T.)! We are offering three different trips for you to choose from – Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana. And I will personally be your host.

Wanna join me? Let me break it down.

I launched our first sourcing trips in partnership with local host British Council Ghana and Hatch Africa in 2017. After we had developed and delivered the first Fashion Africa Sourcing Trips noticing the immense interest, and requests by our followers and network, we just had to repeat F.A.S.T. Ghana and offer two other countries too for you!

This series of immersive fashion business mission trips are tailored towards fashion industry professionals and focused on development, build direct relationships and connecting the fashion business world with the producers and artisans throughout the African continent..

SO, are you that visionary looking to explore opportunities to produce socially conscious products in Africa?
Tempted? Curious?

Imagine these scenarios.

Waking up to a cup of one of the world’s best coffee producers before walking through one of several UNESCO world heritage sites and natural preserves, to the sound of church bells in one of the countries famous rock churches en route to the Museum to visit “Lucy” remains one of the earliest human ancestors. All this during visits to a few cities around the country to meet with hand weavers, shoemakers and garment makers. How does that sound?
(book Ethiopia here)

Perhaps your style may be more to do with your interest in gaining some knowledge from the Massai whilst trying out bead making before joining a nature reserve where Elephants are present as you visit an amazing garment factory. Or visiting the Mombasa textile market before getting back the next day to see how the local leather is made into the most desirable pieces of accessories and realise how well bronze can be cast into the most gorgeous jewellery pieces. Does this have your name all over it?
(book Kenya here)

Or maybe you are more attracted to the idea of going for a very early morning walk along the private Bojo Beach, before taking a ride to the coast to visit talented batikers, then back in the evening to enjoy a plate of Red Red or Kele Wele to the sound of Afrobeats before you rest to wake up to a journey up north, to visit skilled artisans of indigo dyeing, kente weaving and raffia weaving, with a salute to the Black Star as you make your way back to the apartment. Is that more up your “Oxford” street?
(book Ghana here)

I believe one of these will hit home for you. Why? Because I designed this opportunity with you in mind.

Check out our F.A.S.T. GHANA 2017 highlight video here to get you in the mood:

This series of immersive fashion business mission trips are focused on connecting the fashion business world with the producers and artisans in Africa. Our initiative is focused on development and aims to build direct relationships with the fashion design community and artisan focused social enterprises throughout the African continent.

The itinerary includes an exploration of these businesses through on-site visits of Artisans workshops and manufacturers factory houses but hurry registration deadline ends December 31st, 2017!

Because I really want to support your business I have reduced the registration fee from 247GBP to just 197GBP / $257USD!

Book Kenya here:

Ethiopia here:

Ghana here:
I am looking forward to have you join us next Spring 2018, in Africa for this exciting opportunity. Just 197GBP / $257USD to secure your seat!

So don’t delay register today!
And let me help you get your Fashion Made in Africa business on the road to success!

With love from Africa
Jacqueline Shaw

Africa Fashion Guide Ltd




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