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


August 9th, 2016

Prama Bhardwaj – EVENT SPEAKER – Fashion Africa Conference 2016 – London

On September 8th 2016, Africa Fashion Guide hosts our 5th year anniversary Fashion Africa Conference event in London and we are extremely pleased to announce our cohort of professional industry speakers and encourage you not to delay but REGISTER NOW!

The full day 2016 Fashion Africa Conference event will be set out over 2 large rooms on the top floor of the Richmix, London and entitled The African Market will consist of TedX style keynote speeches in the morning, followed by afternoon panel discussions with international industry leaders and most importantly our first trade expo the F.A.T.E!!

Over the coming days and weeks we will be introducing these amazing speakers to you to prepare you for the upcoming event.



Prama Bhardwaj




Prama Bhardwaj, Founder & CEO Mantis World, has lived between Kenya, Tanzania, India and the UK. She studied Development Economics for her Master’s degree, with a focus on development in Africa. Prama is a board member of the Ethical Fashion Forum and the Textile Exchange – both organisations dedicated to transforming social and environmental standards in the fashion industry. Prama has spoken on sustainable textile manufacturing at locations around the world.

In 2000, Prama founded Mantis World: an award-winning supplier of sustainably sourced “blank” clothing to the imprintables market. The company’s heritage came through working with their family-owned fully transparent and certified vertical mill in Tanzania. Over the years the company diversified supply routes to mills in Pakistan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, India, UK and Bangladesh, operating on the same criteria of sustainability and transparency. Mantis World demonstrates the success of their triple bottom line model – commercial, volume manufacturing in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Prama is passionate about non-commercial projects including childrens homes in Africa and womens economic empowerment in Pakistan. She also works on education of the industry, awareness building on fast fashion and womens rights.

Mantis World:   |    |    Twitter @mantis_world  |

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Bite-size TedX style talks covering manufacture, ethical sourcing, retail shopping market, trends,

consumer market, African textiles, African cotton and more under the theme of ‘The African Market’.




Come along to hear all our fantastic speakers at Fashion Africa Conference London 2016


DATE: Thursday 8th September 2016

TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm (doors open 9.30am for registration)
VENUE: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
PRICE: £49 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £79 after August 31st!) – includes tea, coffee and biscuits

REMEMBER TO BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!

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Once again tee-shirts from the Africa Fashion Guide African Cotton Campaign (100% African, 100% Made in Africa print tees) will be available to buy on the day!! And SALES DESKS WILL BE OPEN ON THE DAY (contact for a table – limited availability!)



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