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Berlin BREAD AND BUTTER – AFRICA report

From the 6th to 8th July 2011 took place one of the biggest sports and street tradeshows in Europe if not the world – the infamous ‘Bread and Butter’ (BBB) tradeshow. Founded in 2001, 2011 marks the 10th year ...
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Fashion’s Next Stop for H&M…Ethiopia…All Aboard!

Swedish clothing retailer H&M wants to set up shop in Ethiopia, since production costs there are cheaper than in the Far East. Other clothing manufacturers are hesitating. Could Ethiopia become the next Bangladesh? Ethiopia...
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We are PROUD to have them all! Proudly Made in Africa and other NEW sponsors supporting Fashion Africa Conference 2017!

We are extremely pleased to announce more event sponsors on board of Fashion Africa Conference 2017. Alongside one of our greatest supporters and Tee Shirt sponsors Mantisworld, this year we are proud to have Proudly Made in A...
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Bel Esprit Relaunches Donate Design to Create and Build Sustainable Businesses in Disadvantaged Regions

Bel Esprit, the online showroom for international designers of ethical fashion, has relaunched Donate Design (www.donate-design.org), a program to support the development of sustainable businesses in the fashion and lifestyle i...
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MIA by Mia Nisbet Crowdfunding Campaign Will Transform the Meaning of Up-Cycled Clothing

MIA by Mia Nisbet launches a crowdfunding campaign to release a unique line of eye-catching clothes from quality waste textiles and will contribute to creating sustainable livelihoods for Malawian tailors. The kriticalmass camp...
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Africa is NOT wax-print and Wax-print is NOT Africa! The Stella McCartney debate

Being champions for African Fashion here at Africa Fashion Guide, an enterprise who promotes what is African made and encourages fashion brands to source fashion made in Africa but a recent video on Facebook posted by a young l...
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Laurence Airlines on route for 2013 – NEW collection!

LAURENCEAIRLINE is a fashion label based out of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the hometown of LAURENCEAIRLINE’s chief designer, Laurence Chauvin Buthaud. Born in Africa, childhood in Switzerland and moving to Paris, Buthaud can...
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The first ever “Clothing Indaba” initiative brought by Zimbabwe Clothing Manufacturers Association (ZCMA)

The first ever “Clothing Indaba”, an initiative of the Zimbabwe Clothing Manufacturers Association (ZCMA) took place on the 16 – 17th November 2012 under the Theme “Made in Zimbabwe”. The inaugural event took place at...
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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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An Untold African Fashion Story

“You have to be lucky to find the right ones and then stick with them”.All month of August so far I have shared and discussed with those in the AFG community about sourcing in Africa. I want to help you to learn in...
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AW 15-16 STELLA JEAN FEMME, story of a leader |Metro – Himalayan style

The A/W 15-16 femme chooses the Indian Himalayas, a place where cultural references often give way to impositions and subordination. Stylistic disobedience. This irreverence is the starting point of looks where the woman seizes...
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