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


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Mahlet Afework : Ethiopian Luxury Designer Showcases at Africa Fashion Week in New York

Ethiopian fashion brand Mafi presents a streetwise, sassy collection of urban sportswear and ready to wear garments for every woman to learn and love on Thursday, July 12th at Africa Fashion Week in New York (AFWNY) . AFWNY, a...
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“Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest 2012” – Unites Sustainability and Fashion COMPETITION

Looking for innovative designs in raw cotton “Green is the new black” according to influential fashion critic Suzy Menkes from the International Herald Tribune. This journalist who attends over 600 fashion shows a y...
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Lets talk ‘Eco-Africa’ at the London Southbank – AFRICA UTOPIA – EVENT

Next Friday 20th July our very own founder, Jacqueline Shaw – eco-entrepreneur, Author and Director of our social enterprise Africa Fashion Guide along side Editor of BBC Africa Solomon Mugera, Jonathan Bhalla from the Af...
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African Businesses as Finalists for Ethical Fashion Forum Source Awards

The SOURCE Awards are the Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion, recognising excellence in fashion and sustainability in 12 categories, from every part of the fashion industry supply chain and all over the world. As previousl...
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Journey via Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya to Burundi – Sustainable Wearable Art –

We have been trying to present this awesome lady and her business to you for a while. What makes her special to us is not that she has been contributor to Africa Fashion Guide since we launched in 2011 but her amazing tenacity ...
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Featured Essay – Africa’s Counter-intuitive Comparative Advantage in Luxury Goods

We were inspired by this article submitted to a recent USAID/DEVEX.com competition. It was about one’s vision for Africa in 2025. The author of this essay is Chris Markl, President, Kourage Athletics who have previously ...
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Brenda Nambi makes a splash at East African Fashion Extravaganza – DESIGNER PROFILE

Brenda Nambi is one of Uganda’s budding new designers and it is evident, she’s set for bigger things. At the recent East Africa Fashion Extravaganza held at the swanky Emin Pasha Hotel, Brenda displayed chic designs with ro...
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Looking back, Looking forward – 2013 The Year of Fashion MADE in Africa

So we are coming to the end of 2012 and looking back we firstly go back to our Fashion Prediction article and it is interesting to see how this year has truly become Fashion’s Year of Africa. With our African Cotton Slog...
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It is our 2ND Birthday!

2 years ago today we launched AFG and my first book in London at the Africa Centre. It has been an amazing 2 years with seminars in London, Nairobi, Canada and New York, we have presented our African Cotton Campaign at Vauxhall...
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Maxhosa knitwear by Laduma Ngxokolo – Designer PROFILE

South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo showcased his collection from Maxhosa Knitwear as part of the Ubuntu International Project at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout last September. The Ubuntu International Project is an organisati...
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Mia by Mia Nisbet – Textile UPCYCLING for Africa – Designer PROFILE

Fusing recycled clothing with traditional Malawian textiles, MIA by Mia Nisbet is an ethical fashion brand like no other. There are funky upcycling brands and bold African collections but not many that bring the two together wh...
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