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Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

Matthew Rugamba Dressed For Success: Rwanda Fashion Label House of Tayo Breaks New Ground By Going Global

Matthew Rugamba Dressed For Success: Rwanda Fashion Label House of Tayo Breaks New Ground By Going Global

Rwanda’s fashion industry has also received a helping hand from the government, which in 2016-17 massively hiked import taxes on second-hand clothing – mainly from the US and Europe – to promote local manufacturers. The move, which saw duties multiply more than tenfold, effectively imposed a moratorium on trade involving the sale of secondhand clothing from the West at low prices to East African consumers. Simultaneously the government allowed designers to import fabric tax-free, giving the nascent industry a boost, said ...

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Fast Fashion? No Thanks, I Care About Our Planet Mama Earth

Fast Fashion? No Thanks, I Care About Our Planet Mama Earth

A common dumping ground for discarded and unwanted cheap clothing is in West Africa. Accra, the capital of Ghana, receives approximately 15 million used garments per week, or 70 tonnes per day, of which approximately 40% are of such low quality they go immediately to the landfill. The remainder is sent to be sold in one of the largest garment markets in West Africa  Kantamanto Market. It is important to note that Accra’s landfills are already almost entirely full, and the country ...

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How Fast Fashion Dumps used clothing to Africa and Asia

How Fast Fashion Dumps used clothing to Africa and Asia

"I think one thing that's unique to American capitalism is how much we prioritize working to make more money and then you have more money to spend," she said. "And another factor to consider is fast fashion is much cheaper than higher-quality goods. When you look at wages over the past few decades, they've really stagnated. And as Americans have become more productive, the wealth of productivity hasn't been distributed evenly. In that case, you know, it would be really ...

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Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2021

Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2021

African Fashion Week- London was founded by Ronke Ademiluyi in the year 2011. It is known to be Europe's biggest fashion event that focuses on nurturing and promoting African and African-inspired design talent.  The annual event is geared towards creating a platform for tourist attractions, helping the country understand the potentials of its fashion industry and grooming discovered fashion talents. With a team comprising of experienced fashion industry experts business professionals, African fashion week is fully committed to providing support for ...

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Free trade to help Africa rebuild after virus, even if delayed

Free trade to help Africa rebuild after virus, even if delayed

Africa lags other regions in terms of internal trade, with intracontinental commerce accounting for only 15% of the total, compared with 58% in Asia and more than 70% in Europe. The agreement is meant to help change that, aiming to lower or eliminate cross-border tariffs on 90% of goods, facilitate the movement of capital and people, promote investment and pave the way for the establishment of a continent-wide customs union.

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