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


 
 

 

Journey via Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya to Burundi – Sustainable Wearable Art –

We have been trying to present this awesome lady and her business to you for a while. What makes her special to us is not that she has been contributor to Africa Fashion Guide since we launched in 2011 but her amazing tenacity ...
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Amani Africa – Sewing and Training Program for Marginalized Women

Amani ya Juu (“peace from above” in Swahili) is a sewing and training program for marginalized women in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Liberia. Women at Amani are learning to work together through faith in God who prov...
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Rwanda’s Kigali Fashion Week 2013 Takes On African Fashion

When Rwandan designer Colombe Ituze Ndutiye began drawing at the age of six, she thought she would grow up to be a cartoonist. But now at the age of 25 she has the distinction of being the first Rwandan to own her own fashion l...
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Kora Designs – Beautiful jewelery beautifully sourced

Founded in 2009 by long time friends Maxandra Short and Amy Walker, Kora Designs began with a collection of horn cuffs, as below. Today the range has broadened greatly and includes a wide range of stunning bangles, necklaces, r...
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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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Germaine's Bags - image courtesy Kharumwa Photography

Germaine’s Bags – Recycling for Rwanda – DESIGNER PROFILE

Twenty-two year old Germaine Dusenge is a Rwandan who loves her country. At first glance, she appears quite shy, yet, within minutes of our first meeting, as we set about to speak about her work, she begins to exude confidence....
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From France to Rwanda we present Petit Pagne – Company PROFILE

Considered as ‘Wearable Fairtrade’ Petit Pagne is a fashion company based in Rwanda, and what we love about the brand is that they infuse Western classics with African culture to create the ‘clean, elegant and vib...
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KEZA – Capacity building and connections to the International luxury market – PROFILE

KEZA is an ethical luxury jewellery brand with a difference. Working with artisans in Rwanda and Kenya they produce beautiful, high quality jewellery collections using local techniques such as paper beads, braiding and bone and...
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INdependence, DEvelopment, GOvernance – Indego Africa

Founded in 2007 by Matt Mitro, a former practicing attorney for Akin Gump LLP in Washington D.C., Indego Africa is a non-profit groundbreaking social enterprise that uses Fair Trade principles to help women in Africa become eco...
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