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FOREVER 21 TO OPEN FIRST AFRICAN STORE IN CANAL WALK, South Africa – RETAIL

Affordable US fashion brand, Forever 21 is set to open its first store on the African continent in Hyprop’s Canal Walk. The 1 400m2 store will open mid-year. “We are pleased to welcome another leading international brand t...
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“Afro Shoes” – Supporting African Shoe Manufacture – Made in Africa

Afros is a innovative footwear fashion house  founded in June 2012 by designer Emo Rugene out of a yearning to create a fashionable every day shoe that Kenyans can identify with and make their own. Made out of Ankara fabric, t...
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The Gambia – An Unexpected Textile Hub – Country PROFILE

In December 2011, I visited the Gambia for the first time along with AFG Guest Contributor Donalea Scott of GetAPerspective blog. And I was highly open minded, very expectant and excited too. I profess to be having a growing lo...
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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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Organic Cotton, Ikat patterns, Kitenge prints – welcome One Mango Tree SS12 Collection – MANUFACTURING

Ethical fashion brand One Mango Tree just released its Spring|Summer 2012 Collection – an array of organic cotton jersey separates, beautiful hand-loomed handbags and African print accent pieces. The apparel collection hi...
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New Cotton Report – West Africa

I have been in talks with Annick Gouba since she commented on a previous blog. We have had interesting brief conversations as we have similar interests in regards to Africa. She is the Manager for the Cotton Project for GLOCAL ...
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Philanthropy + Fashion = the Nakate Project

At Africa Fashion Guide we often come across similar projects in Africa who work with African artisans and local communities. Nakate is one such project but with a difference. Described by its founder, recent graduate, Shanley ...
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NYC Based Luxury African Fashion Pop Up Shop Opening Soon!

Adirée and Pikolinos have announced this week the opening date for their luxury African Fashion Pop-up shop; Friday June 14 2013,  7 P.M. EST, at Pikolinos Pop-up store, 32 Gansevoort St New York, NY 10014. Adirée, an int...
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African fashion brand Chichia wins Ethical Fashion Forum Innovation Award!!

At Africa Fashion Guide we are VERY glad to hear Chichia London won an Ethical Fashion Forum Innovation Award! This fantastic African owned, designed and made label which collaborates with a factory in Tanzania to make pieces u...
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Finding Quality Manufacturers in Africa – AFRICAN BUSINESS

So the big question I get asked all the time is.. just HOW do you find quality African suppliers!In this business training I speak to you, the fashion business owner who is seeking to produce in Africa; the business owner who...
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Ubuntu International Project back on the catwalk at LFW – Feb 2012

In September we attended the first Ubuntu International Project at London Fashion Week in London and were very impressed with what we saw and are very much looking forward to February for the second edition of this very importa...
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