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  1. MAYAMIKO DESIGNED LAUNCHES NEW WOMEN’S COLLECTION AND ONLINE BOUTIQUE

    MAYAMIKO DESIGNED LAUNCHES NEW WOMEN’S COLLECTION AND ONLINE BOUTIQUE

    Mayamiko Designed has launched its  full ‘New Season’ clothing range for on-trend, fashion conscious women.  The collection, which includes striking dresses and coordinating separates, is made from traditional ‘chitenje’ printed fabrics, all sourced from the bustling markets of Malawi (Eastern Africa) and also features hand-dyed batiks.

    Photographed by Charlotte Rutherford, the retro-styled look-…

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  2. Changing Perceptions, Building Synergies & Doing Business - Origin Africa Back for 2014

    Changing Perceptions, Building Synergies & Doing Business – Origin Africa Back for 2014

    ORIGIN AFRICA is both an event and an ongoing effort dedicated to improving African Cotton, Textile and Apparel trade. It involves collaboration with producers across the cotton value chain from farm to fashion including accessories suppliers, home textile and décor to develop, guide and promote African trade. The event will highlight the creativity and innovation of the African cotton, textile…

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  3. Lemlem - Handcrafted, Effortless, Modern and Luxury for the Summer

    Lemlem – Handcrafted, Effortless, Modern and Luxury for the Summer

    While Europe is experiencing an influx of summer heatwaves, for many countries on the continent like Ethiopia this is just normal. Either way Lemlem – a modern, handcrafted luxury brand by model Liya Kebede, has presented us with an option of gorgeous pieces to keep us cool from the office to the beach.

    Established in 2007 by top international, Ethiopian born Supermodel,actress and former World…

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  4. Hub of Africa Fashion Week is back in Ethiopia for 2014! EVENT

    Hub of Africa Fashion Week is back in Ethiopia for 2014! EVENT

    This year, the Hub of Africa Fashion Week is pleased to present The Editorial Edition. It was created to fill the void of African Designers on the global platform. To not only highlight the best of the best African designers, but to also build international awareness to the growing fashion industry on the continent.

    Both the founders, Linda Murithi and Mahlet Teklemariam, feel that with the…

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  5. Lalesso - Introduction to the Resort SS15 Collection

    Lalesso – Introduction to the Resort SS15 Collection

    Lalesso is one of those jewels in fashion, a must see, a must find, a must have.

    As one of Africa’s Luxury fashion and lifestyle brands it speaks its own story by supporting an entirely transparent, sustainable, eco and ethical production facility in Kenya as well as South Africa. Having visited the Kenyan factory that produces their collections we can vouch for them being one of the best in East…

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  6. Register for free now 4th Future Fabrics Expo at Fashion SVP this September! TRADE EVENT

    Register for free now 4th Future Fabrics Expo at Fashion SVP this September! TRADE EVENT

    The Sustainable Angle is delighted to invite you to the fourth Future Fabrics Expo inside Fashion SVP fashion manufacturing and sourcing fair at the Olympia Central Exhibition Centre, London, on 28th – 30th September 2014. 

    The Sustainable Angle is an award winning not for profit organization which initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry…

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  7. LAURENCEAIRLINE SPRING SUMMER 2014 LOOKBOOK

    LAURENCEAIRLINE SPRING SUMMER 2014 LOOKBOOK

    Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud is the creative director and founder of Laurence Airline who is known to spend her time between Abidjan and Paris and this is the reason why every season the label has a very strong African yet an equally strong European spirit to the collection.

    Laurence Airline is known for its prints and this SS14 still continues showcase prints but even more for this season with a…

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  8. Support the LULEA campaign for Luxury Leather in Africa

    Support the LULEA campaign for Luxury Leather in Africa

    Lulea stands for LUxury LEather Africa and was founded in 2011 by premium leather accessories designer Edmond Chesneau. Chesneau began his career in Ireland as a designer under the tuition of a former master craftsman from internationally-renowned luxury leather goods house, Hermes. A trip to Kenya to teach a masterclass in leather craft techniques inspired Edmonds well honed entrepreneurial…

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  9. Eki Orleans AW14 collection goes all Rhythmic

    Eki Orleans AW14 collection goes all Rhythmic

    Showcasing her elegant floaty designs, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans has created a beautiful AW14 collection that highlights the best feature in all women—their inner goddess.

    Fashion Africa book featured designer  Eki Orleans presents her AW14 collection. She asks us to imagine the hypnotic beat of African drums, the seductive rhythm of salsa and dancing to samba on a balmy night in Rio, and you have the…

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  10. CHiCHiA SS14 | REMINISCENCE - Recalling Time Forgotten

    CHiCHiA SS14 | REMINISCENCE – Recalling Time Forgotten

    Bringing back a sense of fun into your closet, the CHiCHiA  Spring/ Summer 2014 mini collection  entitled ‘Reminiscence’ recalls a sometimes forgotten time; ones childhood. The collection focuses on the idea of being grown up but still wanting to have fun in clothes and dressing up to feel happy, channeling a youthful innocence. An elusive colour palette of muted sugary pastel tones sit alongside…

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  11. Source Summit - the 3D edition this July!

    Source Summit – the 3D edition this July!

    In two weeks, on the 22nd July in London, fashion professionals from every part of the supply chain will unite for an intensive networking and training event dedicated to driving forward the 3 dimensional bottom line of those taking part (people, planet, profit).

    The day will kick off with inspiring panel discussions and key notes speeches, covering groundbreaking new initiatives, the latest tren…

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  12. Africa Fashion Week London brings Exciting Designers to London Olympia this August!

    Africa Fashion Week London is Europe’s largest event for African and African inspired fashion. AFWL is a celebration of African design talent and the diverse ethnic influences that contribute to fashion in the UK.

  13. Africa Fashion Day Berlin Designer Maxhosa by Laduma wins Premium Young Designer Award

    Africa Fashion Day Berlin Designer Maxhosa by Laduma wins Premium Young Designer Award

    This seasons Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin was kicked off with PREMIUM announcing one of Africa Fashion Day Berlins designers Laduma Ngxokolo as the recipient of its renowned Premium Young Designers Award in the menswear category on Monday the 7th of July. The award guaranteed him a booth at PREMIUM for the coming season and integration in all communication activities of PREMIUM. His designs…

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  14. Bantu® Wax for J.Crew - Bringing African Swimwear to the USA market - Design Colab

    Bantu® Wax for J.Crew – Bringing African Swimwear to the USA market – Design Colab

    African swimwear? Most people probably associate Africa with the safari, the textiles, the languages, the history but this amazing continent also has a fabulous shoreline of beautiful beaches. And you know what that means…beachlife, swimming, surfing and swimwear.

    Swimwear line Bantu was birthed to change that and highlight the market in Africa for swimwear. Named after the word for “gateway”…

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  15. ASOS Africa…gets all laced up for SS14 with Nigerian Sourcing and Production!

    ASOS Africa…gets all laced up for SS14 with Nigerian Sourcing and Production!

    Have you checked out the ASOS Africa Spring Summer 2014 capsule collection yet?

    Its been on our radar and not just because they tend to make a lot of their collections with the SOKO factory in Kenya but because now, nine seasons in, ASOS Africahas turned its attention to Nigeria for SS14. All the pieces have been sourced and made entirely in Nigeria. The aim is for proceeds to help facilitate…

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