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  1. UK retailer Next available in SA with Spree.co.za - RETAIL

    UK retailer Next available in SA with Spree.co.za – RETAIL

    But not via the usual channels.

    UK’s high street retailer Next, is the latest in a long line of fashion retailers to target the South African market. But unlike counterparts like Mango and the soon to arrive H&M, it will not open any physical stores, or even any stores within a store.

    Instead Next will launch in conjunction with Spree, the fast growing online retailer that is housed within…

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  2. New Opportunities for Africa as Global Apparel Manufacturer - MANUFACTURING

    New Opportunities for Africa as Global Apparel Manufacturer – MANUFACTURING

    The question of how long China will remain the largest clothing manufacturer continues to linger on. Not only does the country have to contend with increasing competition from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, India and Vietnam, but also with the growing appeal from countries in Africa as well.

    This African allure is increasingly attractive to retailers, especially to large American…

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  3. AFG celebrates our 3 year anniversary! - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    AFG celebrates our 3 year anniversary! – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    We are sssoooooo excited to be turning 3 today!

    Can you believe it? From our humble start at the Africa Centre London on September 9th 2011 where we launched our website and I launched my self published book Fashion Africa (see the video on our Vimeo page here) Since then not only has Fashion Africa the book gone on to be published by amazing publication Jacaranda Books.

    I am even more excited…

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  4. José Hendo LFW Catwalk & Panel - featuring AFG founder Jacqueline Shaw this week!

    José Hendo LFW Catwalk & Panel – featuring AFG founder Jacqueline Shaw this week!

    London Fashion Week is a great opportunity for designers from all backgrounds and design styles to showcase their product. A designer we have high respect for (who also features in our director’s book Fashion Africa) is Jose Hendo. The Queen of Barkcloth we would like to call her.

    José Hendois a multiple Award-winning designer. Designer by Royal appointment, she is the go-to designer of Ugandan…

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  5. 'AFRICA CALLING' Launches this September Curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) for Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival. 12-14 September 2014

    ‘AFRICA CALLING’ Launches this September Curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) for Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival. 12-14 September 2014

    ‘AFRICA CALLING’ curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) presents to the UK, the best of contemporary African design; from interiors to fashion accessories, opening up markets for creative goods from the continent and enhancing people’s understanding of a contemporary creative Africa.

    The first Africa Calling showcase launches this September at Southbank…

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  6. CRAFT AFRIKA To Host ‘AFRIKA HANDMADE’ a 2-DAY Symposium on Contemporarty Craft and Design - EVENT

    CRAFT AFRIKA To Host ‘AFRIKA HANDMADE’ a 2-DAY Symposium on Contemporarty Craft and Design – EVENT

    Craft Afrika will on 2nd and 3rd October 2014 at the Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi, convene Afrika Handmade, a 2 day event that will focus on contemporary craft and design produced in Kenya.

    Registered as a social enterprise in Kenya, Craft Afrika is involved in creating opportunities that enable viable, dynamic craft and design enterprises. In this regard, Craft Afrika was set up to address gaps in…

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  7. VLISCO creates bold capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO

    VLISCO creates bold capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO

    Heritage textile company Vlisco sparked a new style in urban luxury when they announced the launch of a new capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO this summer. It was created in collaboration with a bespoke design studio in Milan, Italy. The limited edition range is based on Vlisco’s iconic print designs – inspired by layered stories of its own creation. Each ATELIERVLISCO style is luxuriously…

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  8. Amani Africa - Sewing and Training Program for Marginalized Women

    Amani Africa – Sewing and Training Program for Marginalized Women

    Amani ya Juu (“peace from above” in Swahili) is a sewing and training program for marginalized women in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Liberia. Women at Amani are learning to work together through faith in God who provides a peace that transcends all cultural and ethnic differences. Amani portrays a unique picture of diversity, with women coming from Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Uganda, South…

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  9. Baobab-Brazil - Afro Urban Fashion - DESIGNER

    Baobab-Brazil – Afro Urban Fashion – DESIGNER

    The Baobab tree is  a familiar, yet ancient tree that grows on African soil, and it symbolizes ancestral knowledge. Baobab-Brazil, is a brand of clothing and accessories, created in 2006 in the city of São Paulo by Brazilian journalist and stylist Dara Tenka. The designer was inspired by the relationship between Africa and Brazil and through this brand creates bridges between cultures. It is…

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  10. AFROPOLIS Brings to London The Art & Style Weekend | Designers Applications Now Open - EVENT

    AFROPOLIS Brings to London The Art & Style Weekend | Designers Applications Now Open – EVENT

    SAVE THE DATE: 18-19 October 2014 / LONDON / HOXTON-SQUARE – An event NOT to be missed!

    As part of their African Renaissance exhibition (14-19 October 14) AFRO-POLIS, is inviting tastemakers, cool kids and African dandies, to the Art & Style weekend for two days of Art, Fashion, Gastronomy and Music. #TheAfricanTouch

    Bringing the Africant heat to London, the Old White Cube, in Hoxton square,…

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  11. Welcome to JEKKAH - Sourced, Designed and Manufactured in The Gambia,

    Welcome to JEKKAH – Sourced, Designed and Manufactured in The Gambia,

    JEKKAH is the fun and funky brand that will bring a bit of African colour to your life. Founded in 2013, they design and manufacture their African Inspired Clothing made from 100% cotton African Wax Print materials in The Gambia, West Africa. JEKKAH is a word taken from the Wolof language which is a language spoken by over 10 million people in West Africa, mainly in Senegal and the The Gambia.…

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  12. Yevu - Wax-Print Apparel, Ethically Made in Ghana - DESIGNER

    Yevu – Wax-Print Apparel, Ethically Made in Ghana – DESIGNER

    YEVU is a clothing line that is ethically made in Ghana, West Africa.YEVU, which means “white woman” in the local Ewe language, was a word that Anna Robertson heard daily as she navigated the lively and chaotic city of Accra. Anna spent 12 months living and working in the capital and was amazed at the history of traditional ‘wax’ print – the 100% cotton fabric worn on the streets in an array of…

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  13. Fashion DNA - Nigeria X UK - COLAB

    Fashion DNA – Nigeria X UK – COLAB

    Fashion DNA will bring together a range of designers, practitioners and institutions from across Nigeria and the UK to explore new ways of working through a range of seminars, workshops and networking sessions.

    Fashion DNA is a 3-day programme (2-4 September 2014) aimed at building the capacity of 10-15 emerging fashion designers in Lagos, Nigeria. The programme will deliver a variety of business…

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  14. South African Fashion and Cultural Week comes to London - EVENT

    South African Fashion and Cultural Week comes to London – EVENT

    The first ever South Africa Fashion & Culture Week (SAFACW) will be held in London on Saturday 6th September 2014 at the Banking Hall, Cornhill, London EC3V 3DN.

    The Show will bring together exciting and emerging talents of fashion designers from South Africa with the long term objective of establishing a Fashion & Culture Week to showcase South African fashion and accessories.  The SAFACW Show…

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  15. GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week Announces Dates for 2014 Fashion Week - October 29 to November 1, 2014

    GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week Announces Dates for 2014 Fashion Week – October 29 to November 1, 2014

    Call for entries for LFDW Fashion Focus 2014 

    The Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (GTBank LFDW) is set to take place from October 29th to November 1st 2014 for the 4th year running. The GTBank LFDW has been at the helm of the Nigerian fashion industry by ensuring that African designers have a platform to show case their collections annually and seek out various opportunities for…

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