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



Fashion

June 15th, 2013

Successfully Build your African Fashion Business with Fashion Africa Business (F.A.B.) Workshops this August!

With an abundance of catwalks events happening yearly to provide platforms for African fashion designers in the Diaspora including Mercedes Benz Africa Fashion Day Berlin, Africa Fashion Week New York, Black Fashion Week as well as the upcoming Africa Fashion Weeks in Los Angeles and Toronto, there is definitely a growing interest with designers in the Diaspora requiring more information on how to make their brand a success.

So after our successful May launch and due to increased demand, Guardian newspaper recognised “Top 10 African fashion blog” Africa Fashion Guide – brings our Fashion Africa Business Workshops to London again this summer. Starting a week after the popular Africa Fashion Week London this August our F.A.B Workshops™ will give design entrepreneurs the relevant tips, strategies, tools and resources to be able to successfully prepare, build and grow an African focused fashion business based on sustainable design practices and ethical working conditions. Don’t delay book by July 1st for our early bird rates, webinar options and single session options too!

Feedback from our May F.A.B. Workshops students highlight that:

“It has been very insightful. The core information was usable in the industry.“ that they “really enjoyed all the presentations” that what they learned was “a full lifecycle of business which covers every aspect of business in Africa” whilst “learning about the potential growth and knowledge about key aspects of sourcing in Africa” and above all that “all elements and weeks built up perfectly on each other and left nothing to desire from the pilot.”

F.A.B Workshops™ offers you an original affordable, intensive 4-week program conducted in a relaxed classroom style format. Conducted by qualified industry professionals with at least 10 years experience in the field.

Regarding the tutors the students have said that they are

 “really knowledgeable and inspiring speakers”….”Good people to take contact details from” that they broke down “the essentials in an understandable way” and were “very practical, hands on and honest”

So whether you are setting up shop, sourcing or producing in Africa, working with African producers or using traditional African textiles and crafts in a contemporary way, then our F.A.B Workshops™ will prepare you to start up, get prepared for fashion shows, events and next seasons collection or take your existing business forward.

 

Areas of study include:

–       Design skills for the African market

–       Designing with African textiles and techniques

–       Sourcing and Production in Africa – understanding the red tape

–       Working with international factories, mills, and print-houses

–       Understanding FOB prices, Minimum Order Quantities and Costings

–       Sales and marketing – understanding buyers and target customers

AND more…..

 But BOOK FAST as Early Bird places are strictly limited

Register by 1st July for the Early Bird Price: £155

 Webinar Tickets for International Applicants             £175.00

Also available are Single Session Ticket                        £55.00

Register at: www.fashionafricabusinessworkshops.eventbrite.co.uk

 Contact for more information: events@africafashionguide.com

 About Us:

Africa Fashion Guide is an information-based platform birthed to create an awareness campaign that promotes the full supply chain of the African fashion and textile industry with an ethical perspective.

Founding Director Jacqueline Shaw conceived Africa Fashion Guide with the focus to promote the African fashion and textile industry and create links with the greater global textile industry.

With an international team of writers and contributors based throughout Africa (Liberia, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi and more) and Europe (Germany, UK, Sweden and more) AFG has become an integral one stop shop. Africa Fashion Guide prides itself on being the primary resource for fashion professionals, students, retailers, magazines, bloggers and all those interested in African fashion and textiles, as a promoter of this industry it brings links between African designers, craftspeople, manufacturers and textile designers with UK and EU fashion design companies and consumer markets, as well as with retailers worldwide.

Africa Fashion Guide launched in September 2011 along with a coffee table style contemporary fashion book entitled ‘Fashion Africa’ (due for relaunch Autumn 2013) by Jacqueline Shaw

 

Website: www.AfricaFashionGuide.com

Twitter: @AfricaFashGuide

Facebook page: AfricaFashionGuide

Email: info@africafashionguide.com





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