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


 
 

 

Ouaga Fashion Week 2013

Ouaga Fashion Week 2013 in collaboration with the African creative collective and Burkina Faso stylists, Af’Com (communication and event agency) presents the first edition of the Festival of fashion Ouaga Fashion Week from 26...
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Cotton Initiative Expands Activities in SouthEast Africa – CmiA Works with Smallholder Farmers in Zimbabwe

The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) Initiative will begin working with around 30,000 smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe starting with the cotton harvest 2012/13. The objective here, as in the other six project countries, is to improv...
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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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SIAO 2012 OFFERS ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN HANDCRAFTS BUYERS, ARTISANS, DEVOTEES

The opportunities to see amazing African crafts at West Africa’s largest handcrafts event are almost endless. Want to see upscale contemporary collections from top African designers? You’ll certainly find them. Want to se...
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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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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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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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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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News in! Victoria Secret, Burkina Faso and Fairtrade cotton – Child Labour Allegations

Some of you my have heard about this already about  recent article published by Bloomberg alleging that Victoria’s Secret has used Fairtrade and organic cotton from farms in Burkina Faso that use children to work on picking...
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