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We have a New Home! www.africafashionguide.com

January 17, 2012

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Featured Essay – Africa’s Counter-intuitive Comparative Advantage in Luxury Goods

January 9, 2012

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We were inspired by this article submitted to a recent USAID/DEVEX.com competition. It was about one’s vision for Africa in 2025. The author of this essay is Chris Markl, President, Kourage Athletics who have previously featured. Africa’s Counterintuitive Comparative Advantage in Luxury Goods  Export-led growth is a fundamental tool in transforming both economies and workers lives.  […]

Africa + Fashion + Love – turning waste into Fashion

January 8, 2012

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Fashion. love, Africa was founded in June 2010, by designer Ryan Clements traveled to Nakuru, Kenya. Whist there he met people living in extreme poverty on a visit to the Gioto Garbage Slum, most of them being single mothers with children. It became a desire and a drawing on his heart to help these women. […]

R’ashion – Recycled Fashion in Zambia – Project PROFILE

January 8, 2012

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I initially came across Taryn Hipwell through a social networking site and loved her project from the beginning as it has brought environmental issues of waste reduction in Africa and fashion together in one place as well as education. Taryn is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, where she grew up climbing trees, planting flowers and re-designing […]

Introducing Heart 365 Emporium: Uhuru’s Wings: Freedom to Fly

January 7, 2012

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The beauty and craft of the Maasai culture is one that is loved and celebrated not only by East Africans. We have recently seen many designers both local and international draw inspiration from this.  Beadwork practiced by the Maasai’s have decorated and made beautiful long before they began to inspire designers and artists around the […]

Fashion Designer’s Association Of Nigeria 3-Day Fashion Festival EVENT

January 7, 2012

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Fashion has risen to the level of cultural acceptance in Africa and though it has been said to represent $1 trillion of World’s Gross Income, Africa is yet to take her place economically. Recent news with Vogue Italia Editor-In-Chief Franca Sozzani visiting Nigeria’s fashion capital – Lagos with Roberto Cavalli and previously in Ghana to […]

Timeless Asakeoge – Designer PROFILE

January 5, 2012

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Asakeoge stands for the bold, creative passion that symbolizes a fashion forward brand and the designs are aimed at the daring for whom uniqueness and individuality is key. The label showcases the perfect blending of exotic prints with western silhouettes to create an exquisite ‘must have’ cocktail piece. Their passion for individuality and everything avant-garde is apparent […]