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R’ashion – Recycled Fashion in Zambia – Project PROFILE

January 8, 2012


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 […]

Berg Publishers presents Africa

December 22, 2011


‘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 […]

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

December 19, 2011


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 […]

The Sustainable Angle of Future Fabrics – Sourcing EVENT

November 28, 2011


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


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 […]

East Africa Designer Gift Fair EVENT

November 8, 2011


Africa Designers in Development, ADiD, will be organizing the East Africa Designer Gift Fair from 23rd to 24th November 2011 at the Village market, Nairobi. This particular event seeks to showcase designer gift items from bags to jewelry, paintings, clothes, fashion accessories and everything in between. The Gift fair comes soon after the much successful […]

Ethik-All PR & Fee Uhssi present FAIRETAIL and Bolo’no Mali

November 6, 2011


FAIRETAIL is a new concept show, aiming to highlight upcoming creative & innovative talents in ethical fashion, arts, music and businesses. After a successful first edition in July 2011 at Open the Gate in East London, Fairetail returned with a very rich line up, an exciting blend of performances bursting with flavours with influences from […]