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The End of the Kenyan ‘Mitumbas’? – SECONDHAND CLOTHING

We came across this article that we feel would create some interesting debates so had to reblog it. What are your thoughts?   For those who don’t have a lot of money to splurge on expensive clothes and shoes, they always...
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Sylvia Owori – Fresh New Bags from Uganda

Renowned Ugandan designer Sylvia Owori, who in 2011 was named ambassador for the USA based Alicia Keys founded charity Keep a Child Alive,  started her Sylvia Owori foundation in 2010. It is a non profit organisation which a...
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Vlisco introduces Hommage a L’Art collection

VLISCO is the only brand in the world creating authentic DUTCH WAX fabrics and is recognizable for its unique design, colours and WAX CRAQUELÉ. The Hommage à l’Art collection honours Vlisco’s art by placing our iconic dra...
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Ana Kata by Uchea Nwabuzor – SS12 collection – Designer PROFILE

I saw the SS12 lookbook today for this rather new African fashion label and I am overwhelmed with the beauty of this collection. Surely I am not alone to think this collection is beautiful. Named Ana Kata promises to be an ecle...
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Doreen Mashika Fuses Fashion with Technology with iPad / iPhone Kanga Cases

Doreen Mashika is just one of those brands that makes a statement so effortlessly. Always bringing newness from the island of Zanzibar to the greater market and for that the designer behind the brand has a great following. I en...
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Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – Oliberté

This is the second in our feature pieces on business of Fashion in Africa. I have chosen Oliberté, not just because they are another brand that features in my coffee table book Fashion Africa but most importantly they are one ...
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INFO – African Fashion and Textiles

Build up your quick points about Africa with our DID YOU KNOW comments below. Feel free to share yours and note the source of information too.
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THE AFRICAN SHIRT COMPANY / Love Shirts, Love Africa – DESIGNER PROFILE

I first visited The African Shirt Company on my trip to Nairobi where I hosted our Fashion Africa Seminar. I flew from Nairobi into Mombasa (after taking near to 10 planes already) and was so glad to be met by the lovely Kenyan...
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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK ANNOUNCES EVENT DATE, VENUE AND LAUNCH OF A NEW WEBSITE

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) today announces event date, venue and launch of its new website. The three-day event will be the most innovative and the first of its kind to take place on the global fashion calendar in A...
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Fashion Africa Conference 2015 – The Director’s Report

Though Africa Day May 25th has just finished we are still in Africa Month and it seems fitting to give an update on the events from our Fashion Africa Conference 2015 edition. Is Africa having it’s own Fashion Revolution? Is ...
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Introducing Heart 365 Emporium: Uhuru’s Wings: Freedom to Fly

The beauty and craft of the Maasai culture is one that is loved and celebrated not only by East Africans. We have recently seen many designers both local and international draw inspiration from this.  Beadwork practiced by the...
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