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 […]

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Sylvia Owori – Fresh New Bags from Uganda

January 4, 2012

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Renowned Ugandan designer Sylvia Owori, who in 2011 was named ambassador for the USA based Alicia Keys founded charity Keep a Child Alive,  started her Sylvia Owori foundation in 2010. It is a non profit organisation which aims to raise awareness and resources for different causes within Uganda and the African continent at large. Following up on the […]

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Africa Fashion Week London 2012 = Part Deux – EVENT

January 4, 2012

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Did you check out our Africa Fashion Calender yet? If you did you would have already been in the know about London’s hot Africa fashion event. That’s right, Africa Fashion Week London is back for 2012 with their 2nd EDITION: When: FRIDAY 3rd & SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2012 Where: LONDON’S OLDEST & ONE OF ITS […]

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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 […]

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Africa Fashion Guide prediction….2012 = Fashion’s Year of Africa

December 30, 2011

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WOW another year has ended. It has been an eventful year for us here at Africa Fashion Guide. We launched on April 1st 2011 online; We self published one of the first coffee table books on contemporary African fashion entitled aptly, FASHION AFRICA (Have you bought your copy yet? You can still purchase your copy […]

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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 […]

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Source4Style 2.0 Takes Materials Sourcing To The Next Level

December 21, 2011

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Source4Style, the first trends-driven global sourcing marketplace for the fashion and design industry recently launched the 2.0 version of their site. Since the launch of its pilot in October 2010, Source4Style has brought together independent designers and apparel brands with the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable fabrics to connect and do business through an e-commerce […]

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