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


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Fashionomics: How can the Creative Industries work for Job Creation and Inclusive Growth in Africa?

The rising tide of illegal immigrants from West Africa, the Horn of Africa, and other regions arriving on Europe’s shores is a wake-up call for the urgent need to create more jobs for youth, and for women. The creative indust...
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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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Cotton Made in Africa Fashion Contest – Winner Announced

To mark the occasion of the Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest, design student Michelle Thornhill created a t-shirt that combines traditional African prints with modern design. The shirt is available at the OTTO online shop ...
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Textile Exchange report highlights concerns with recent increase in adoption of genetically modified (GM) cotton in Africa

Firstly why is this a discussion? Because the demand for organic and preferred cotton is growing; ensuring support for non-GM sustainable alternatives will give farmers a choice and protect their ability to have market access. ...
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NEW INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE for emerging Designers to launch during LONDON FASHION WEEK

The British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) recently announced the inaugural International Fashion Showcase to take place during London Fashion Week, February 2012. This is a must attend event where 19 embassies a...
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The Sustainable Angle of Future Fabrics – Sourcing EVENT

The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation creating and supporting projects which aim to minimize the environmental impact of industry and society. The current projects of The Sustainable Angle are: Future Fabrics E...
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Kenyan Masai Shukas inspire ASOS Africa’s latest Collection – AW13/14

Everyone put your hands up if you have purchased a piece of ASOS Africa? Not yet I hear you say…well shame on you! Can you believe that their eighth ASOS Africa collection launched just last week! This fantastic concept b...
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Tanzanian Treasure: AFG Shares Boutique Experience In The Heart Of Dar

Jacqueline Shaw founder of Africa Fashion Guide traveled to Dar Es Salaam with Africa Fashion Guide Project Coordinator Aisha Bignall to research for business, and whilst there experience luxury life in Tanzania. Many of our re...
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A Burkinabe Cotton Story – A Successful Week of the Organic & Fairtrade Cotton Coalition

The 1st SICOT (Salon International du Coton et du Textile) was a great success and an important step forward towards a major expansion of organic and Fairtrade cotton production from Burkina Faso and West Africa as well as loca...
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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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