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


July 31st, 2016

SPEAKER LIST ANNOUNCED! Fashion Africa Conference 2016 -“The African Market” Sept 8th – Registration Open Now!

SPEAKER LIST ANNOUNCED!  Fashion Africa Conference 2016 -“The African Market”

Sept 8th – Registration Open Now!


As the international fashion industry ponders the ongoing questions – Is the African marketplace ripe for business? Is Africa Fashion’s final frontier? Is there a growing consumer market in Africa ready to buy? Can Africa be realistically open for international business? Africa Fashion Guide continues to take the bull by its horns and deliver results focused events to address these issues. By strategically bringing together influential stakeholders and actors, being an industry catalyst changing perceptions of Africa’s fashion and textile industry and most importantly encouraging fashion business in Africa!

In September 2016, Africa Fashion Guide turns five years old and therefore for our 5th year anniversary Fashion Africa Conference event we are extremely pleased to announce our cohort of professional industry speakers and encourage you not to delay but REGISTER NOW!


Speakers confirmed includes:



Andrea Bury from Abury

African Development Bank

Chayet Chienen of Nothing But the Wax

Daniele Tomagni – Streetstyle Photographer and Author

Keren Long of Ethical Apparel Africa

Laduma Ngoxolo of Maxhosa

Mark Stephenson of Sandstorm Kenya

Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawiri of Vanhuvamwe

Prama Bhardwaj of Mantisworld


And this is to name just a few!!

We have some more amazing speakers to add to this awesome list but will reveal in the next week or two so do stay connected on our website for more information –



What to expect on the day

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!!

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Features of our 2016 anniversary event:

·    One room will host our popular panel style conferences that will raise certain questions for audience interaction.

·    Also a concise selection of top class industry leaders and professionals will share top business and industry knowledge and expertise under “THE AFRICAN MARKET” theme covering retail, consumers, production, technology and more! These will be presented in bite size TedX presentation style in the morning.

·    The second room will host our first expo African fashion product. Our Fashion Africa Trade Expo (the F.A.T.E.) for retail and sourcing of African fashion product is open to international businesses producing in Africa (space is highly limited for the launch event but email for info)

·    Resources and tools along with trend and textile information will be available throughout the rooms to support your venture into the African fashion and textile industry. It’s THE African fashion business event of the year not to be missed!





This panel will look how far Africa has come in order to look forward – focus is on production, sustainability and the African fashion message of value


This panel will look at the message we are getting from Africa today. With focus on

the African consumer, the retail stratosphere – standalone stores, pop ups to online

retailing and ecommerce and the role of design within this.



This panel will look at where things are going in African fashion – from trends, textile

technology, to entrepreneurship, manufacturing options and production business parks

to streetstyle, arts and the marketplace as a whole. How the African market appeals

more and more to investors abroad for new business ventures. Africa is also an

opportunity for existing businesses abroad to open up similar businesses there.

Media and researchers are also recognising this and we discuss what angle they are

taking and the opportunity Africa has to offer.


Therefore, for the opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place then you cannot miss this event! REGISTER TODAY!


So if you are a fashion retailer, fashion designer, student, journalist or fashion business who is interested in sourcing and/or producing in Africa, with a strong, active interest in sustainability and ethical business practice – then you cannot miss this conference. The full day seminar event will act as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and will be centred around the sub-topics Sustainability, African Fashion Manufacturing, Responsible Sourcing, Africa’s Retail Market and the new target consumer market, The Growth of the African Designer market. It’s the key platform for engagement and for social forum for all those attending. This event is a must attend event where there will be a mix of press, brands and industry influencers and insiders with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production.

DATE: Thursday 8th September 2016-07-29

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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  1. Agatha oturi

    Where will the event hold?

  2. Dee

    Will this event be available via Webinar as well?

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