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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 […]

Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton

January 4, 2012

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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 thoughts have arisen. We wanted to wait a little longer to hear the verdict on this point. We have […]

Berg Publishers presents Africa

December 22, 2011

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‘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 dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. The ten volumes have been made available individually for the first […]

Couture de Burundi – Country PROFILE

December 20, 2011

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Fashion in Burundi is ‘Off the hook’! Did I say that? I most certainly did. In my almost three years of living with and among Burundians, and now as a Burundian myself, I can safely say that Burundians are very fashionable people. I have read in previous articles, especially online, stories of present day Burundians […]

Live, Love, Loza! – SS12 collection – Designer PROFILE

December 19, 2011

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Loza Maléombho is a women’s ready to wear clothing line based in New York with women empowerment, social and economic trades in West Africa. Set up by Brazilian born Loza Maléombho, who is of Ivorian and Central African origins, in 2009. Loza was raised in Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire (West Africa) and in 2000 she moved to the […]

News in! Victoria Secret, Burkina Faso and Fairtrade cotton – Child Labour Allegations

December 19, 2011

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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 cotton. Please click to see the story here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-15/victoria-s-secret-revealed-in-child-picking-burkina-faso-cotton.html. According to WFTO 10 principles that Fair Trade organisations must comply too […]

Mikuti – Socially Conscious Jewelry – Company PROFILE

December 19, 2011

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Mikuti, a socially active company that creates unique pieces of jewelry, as well as an income for people living in the Meru District of Tanzania.  Inspired by the beauty of the Swahili Coast and the magnificent landscapes of East Africa, Mikuti seeks to merge the world of jewelry, fashion, and mindful economic development. Mikuti means […]

Mozambique Fashion Week – advertise in Batik

December 18, 2011

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Starting with just 10 designers and 10 models, Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW), was created 7 years ago with the aim of showcasing the creativity and originality of Mozambican people. Today the event is much more than a week of fashion, it is now one of the biggest fashion events in Africa with an aim to […]

To Die For Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? – BOOK REVIEW + Interview With Author

December 15, 2011

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REVIEW by Donalea Scott – Founder of blog  Get A Perspective To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World by Lucy Siegle Publishers: Fourth Estate (12 May 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0007264094 Environmentalist writer and journalist for the Guardian, Lucy Siegle explores the effect our ‘throw away’ culture has had on our attitudes towards consuming fashion and […]

The Township® Story – COMPANY PROFILE

December 14, 2011

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What began as a conversation with women in the townships around Cape Town has become a unique social enterprise in the fashion industry. In 1987 Nicole-Marie Iresch, an Algerian-born executive with Air France, traveled from Paris to Cape Town on holiday. While exploring the city she was approached by a group of women who asked […]

Future Fabrics Expo 2011 – EVENT REVIEW

December 12, 2011

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Held in London College of Fashion’s Oxford street campus on the 29th and 30th of November, the Future Fabrics Expo  organised by Sustainable Angle showcased a wide selection of fabrics with environmental sustainability at the centre of their design. With around 400 fabric samples from 53 production companies and suppliers, the Expo was one of the […]

Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia – BOOK REVIEW

December 9, 2011

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Untold stories from the clothing afterlife REVIEW by Pamela Ravasio – Founder of Observer Award winning blog Shirahime Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia by K. Tranberg Hansen ISBN: 9780226315812 Pietra Rivoli’s book ‘The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy’ left off with a short description of the second-hand clothing industry in Zambia. And that’s […]

SUNO NY brings Sneakers from Kenya

December 9, 2011

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SUNO is a New York based womenswear label founded in 2008 by Max Osterweis in collaboration with designer Erin Beatty. The collection was launched in Spring 2009 after post-election violence threatened to damage the economy and industry in Kenya and for a long time they have been known to use vintage Kenyan textiles that Osterweis had […]

The Sustainable Angle of Future Fabrics – Sourcing EVENT

November 28, 2011

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The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation creating and supporting projects which aim to minimize the environmental impact of industry and society. The current projects of The Sustainable Angle are: Future Fabrics Expo Please save the date for the Future Fabrics Expo organized by The Sustainable Angle and hosted by the London College of […]

Osei-Duro – Vancouver and LA to Accra – Designer PROFILE

November 14, 2011

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OSEI-DURO was created by Maryanne Mathias, an independent designer and marketing teacher from Vancouver, Canada; and LA based costume stylist Molly Keogh as a one-time experiment of design and production in a completely unknown place: Ghana, West Africa. They both have high regard and a love for quality details, unusual and uncommon textiles, and above all clothing that makes […]

UGO’s Boutique from Wax Print to Oil – Designer PROFILE

November 14, 2011

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Ready to wear accessories label UGO has launched their debut collection of handbags. Aimed at the savvy fashionista who’s looking for a well-made statement piece the collection comprises of Clutch Purses, Totes, Duffle Bags (which are now sold out), Oversized Cargo bags and Rucksacks for both men and women; retail prices start from £30 to […]