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


 
 

 

Diary of a Designer – Journey of A Made in Africa Fashion Brand – Victoria Henry

In less than a week I will be heading to Burkina Faso again but this time to take part in SICOT, the 1st edition of the International Cotton and Textile Fair (SICOT) an essential conference and platform to further boost cotton...
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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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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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Baroness Lola Young to be Ambassador for the Aid by Trade Foundation

Parliamentarian Advocates Sustainable Fashion Made of African Cotton The Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) is expanding its’ network in Great Britain: Baroness Lola Young has come on board as the foundation’s ambassador. T...
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Beyonce NO! Yes Please Bloomingdales! Why I am so divided.

BEYONCE V BLOOMINGDALES… I had to take this discussion on to my youtube channel to give a Fashion in Five series on the topic due to new news that added to my thoughts already about Beyonce and an Intellectual Property i...
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Sahel Design – Company PROFILE

Sahel design is a company formed on three simple principles: discovering, celebrating and reviving traditional craft techniques. “It’s about learning from and respecting the people who make them. It’s about seeing the con...
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Berg Publishers presents Africa

‘Africa’ is a single reference volume on dress and fashion in this region. The volume was originally part of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, which explores, in 760 articles and 3.6 million words, the dre...
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Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton

Just before Christmas we mentioned this incident when it first came out (see link here) and since then have been reading various articles from bloggers, Africa fashion related and ethical fashion related and many opinions and t...
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AFRICAN COTTON – HOW THIS CROP IS KEY TO YOUR AFRICAN FASHION BUSINESS

I had the joy of visiting a cotton farm in Burkina Faso west Africa two years ago and the year before I had the chance to offer training to small but mighty talented skilled fashion business during an event there. This January ...
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