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


 
 

 

Laurence Airlines on route for 2013 – NEW collection!

LAURENCEAIRLINE is a fashion label based out of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the hometown of LAURENCEAIRLINE’s chief designer, Laurence Chauvin Buthaud. Born in Africa, childhood in Switzerland and moving to Paris, Buthaud can...
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Ethnic Supplies – Handicrafted, fairly traded fashion Empowering African women through business

There is nothing more refreshing than learning about ethical projects in Africa that help create a sustainable future within poverty-stricken communities. Ethnic Supplies is an online social enterprise that enables East African...
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‘Dear Diary’ – Textile Exchange Visit a Tanzanian Cotton Farm – AFRICAN COTTON CAMPAIGN

We are still continuing our African Cotton Campaign and so will continue to highlight projects, factories, clothing and initiatives that use African grown and sewn cotton. During the month of May our friend at Textile Exchange...
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Interview with Simon Ferrigno – Africa Fashion Guide African Cotton CAMPAIGN

Back in September we launched Africa Fashion Guide at an event held at the Africa Centre in London’s West End. Part of the launch we held two discussions one on Ethical Fashion and the other on African Fashion. We were bl...
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Made’s Inaugural Leather Collection X House of Fraser

Made was started in 2005 with 5 employees and now employs over 100 full time employees in their very own Made workshop, located in Nairobi, Kenya, that is continually expanding to accommodate their growing team. We recently fea...
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Choolips on the ‘Golden Coast’ for AW12/13

CHOOLIPS’ Designer Annegret Affolderbach is often referred to as a ‘fashion entrepreneur’ with an interesting background, great achievements and an inspiring vision. Annegret grew up in East Germany, but moved to London i...
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The Future of Fair Trade in Africa – FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

With Fairtrade Fortnight upon us we wanted to present quite a few views on this topic and how it relates to Africa and its fashion and textiles industry. SO we asked our guest contributor Mitch Teberg, a Fairtrade researcher an...
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Fairtrade Fortnight, ASOS, Whistles and Central Saint Martins and MADE – building African connections

Made is a fashion accessories brand that we love. Not just because they create beautiful, hand-made product in their African workshop, but also because Made teaches new skills and provides sustainable opportunities for all our ...
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G-Lish – Bags Galore!

We previously featured G-Lish and their work in Ghana here . Co founded by Godwin Yidana and Gayle Pescud G-lish Foundation is an organisation in Ghana which focuses on 3 core areas – ’Income Generation, Re-Genera...
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