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Mayamiko and FAIR+true launch Malawi made Spring / Summer collection during Fairtrade Fortnight

On Feb 28th, in conjunction with Fairtrade Fortnight (25th Feb – 10th March) , FAIR+true will launch its new Spring/ Summer collection, ethically made in Malawi by Mayamiko Trust.  Mayamiko Trust is a UK registered charit...
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Can Fashion save wildlife? Wildlife Works is on a Mission to do just so! – BRAND PROFILE

Wildlife Works is a lifestyle brand advancing economic and social solutions in communities where wildlife survival is threatened. Wildlife Works’ mission is to harness the power of the global consumer to create innovativ...
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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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Love Weaving and Lust Lemlem – SS13 Collection

Super model, actress and philanthropist Liya Kebede who was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has climbed many glossy ladders to get to where she is today. And by no means has she abandoned the root of her success on...
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Hot news! EDUN x Zanzibar Collaboration: Handcrafted in Tanzania

Doreen Mashika, who was born and raised in Tanzania, studied & worked in Switzerland and is now part of a growing homeward bound African diaspora. While in Switzerland, she began a career in the  financial industry, 
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Loza Celebrates Stripes, Frills and Weaves in her SS13 Collection

Loza who this year was awarded Arise Magazine Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer of the Year 2012, is one of our favourite designers for celebrating our love of traditional hand woven cloth in Africa. She truly believes that th...
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Solange Knowles seen rocking NEARFAR ‘Tombo’ Jacket from their ‘ABERDEEN ROAD’ AW12 Collection

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the latest collection from NearFar entitled ‘Aberdeen Road’ after the Freetown suburb in which it was developed.  The collection centres around our trademark bold prints rework...
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Light a SPARK with Mayamiko and their upcoming fashion event!

Mayamiko together with their creative partners Slaves of the Extraordinary are proud to announce a second collaboration.  After the success of our last event ‘INSPIRED’, Mayamiko Trust and Slaves of the Extraord...
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Save Our Skills Burkina Faso – Cotton and Artisan Program ‘Stripcloth Splendours’ goes to Paris

For hundreds of years the people of Burkina Faso in West Africa have been highly skilled in the techniques of hand spinning, dyeing and weaving the cotton harvested from their fields. Today, less than 100 tons of naturally org...
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