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


 
 

 
 

The Devastating Effects of Ebola: A Personal Perspective from Founder of Sierra Leone label NearFar

We received this e-letter and was so touched by it that we had to request permission to blog it. In the words of Stephanie Hogg – Founder of made in Africa fashion brand NearFar and Co-Founder of online ethical fashion re...
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Actress Rosario Dawson and Luxury Fashion Expert Abrima Erwiah of Studio189 and Fashion Rising explain how they use Fashion for Social Change

Having met with Abrima Erwiah (A) over dinner in a restaurant in Accra, Ghana during the launch of Ghana Fashion Week 2012 where AFG were media support and ethical fashion support, it was quite encouraging to hear this year abo...
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Kenema Back in Town With the Interlude Collection for AW2013

Bright, bold and resilient, Kenema is an emerging label birthed from the cultures, landscapes and sounds of the Sierra Leonean city, transmitting a contemporary narrative of a versatile continent on the rise. Interlude is Kenem...
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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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British Council X British Fashion Council ‘International Fashion Showcase’ – African Designer selection – EVENT

The British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the inaugural International Fashion Showcase which launched during London Fashion Week, February 2012. This must attend event was one where 19 embassies...
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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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African Fashion Scarves for the Winter Months

We have noticed a movement within African fashion to include accessories and in particular scarves and not just for the winter season. We have spotted a few that we really love and wished to highlight to you as you prepare to w...
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Kenema and the Mende Collection – Designer PROFILE

Kenema was started by Tamu Thomas and fuses “timeless design with beautiful African / Ankara textiles”. The idea for Kenema formed in January 2010 and became a reality in April 2010. They manufacture in Sierra Leone and are...
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Soko Stingo – Introduces Africa’s Style Market

Soko Stingo is a Swahili term which stands for style market. This event is a new lifestyle market birthed to feature brands from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the rest of Africa. This will be an avenue to showcase as well as...
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