Wednesday 12th of August 2020

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Top 10 Fashion Designers From Rwanda

Top 10 Fashion Designers From Rwanda

Rwanda’s fashion Industry is thriving. Though still young and relatively small compared to its nebourigh courty like Uganda, Kenya and  West Africa counter part, like Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda’s fashion industry has experienced immense growth in the past several years with new talents emerging daily. Unique designers are quickly becoming well known and beloved across East Africa and the world placing Rwanda solidly on top of  Africa continent  fashion map. 

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Papa Oppong, a Ghanaian Designer who Rocks the Fashion World while fighting Malaria

Papa Oppong, a Ghanaian Designer who Rocks the Fashion World while fighting Malaria

The project is dear to his heart, he says. A malaria survivor himself, Oppong plans to create jobs in Ghana by hiring local street vendors to dye the fabric, keeping most aspects of production in the country.

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A Tech Lifeline for Fashion Events in Africa’s $31 Billion Industry

A Tech Lifeline for Fashion Events in Africa’s $31 Billion Industry

What will events look like in the coming months? Some fashion events usually occurring in the middle of the year have been shifted towards year ending. The Accra Fashion Week 2020  has been moved from March to October as has the Arise Fashion Week. The Swahili Fashion Week is still slated to hold in December when it usually does, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  

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A fund for African Fashion

A fund for African Fashion

The Fund has also teamed with one of the original artisans who benefited from seed grants to bring portable, foldable looms to 130 villages in Ghana and Nigeria, which will provide an entrepreneurial opportunity to women’s cooperatives to weave and sell textiles.

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Photographs by Ngadi Smart that explore sustainable fashion and the impact of climate change on Côte d’Ivoire

Photographs by Ngadi Smart that explore sustainable fashion and the impact of climate change on Côte d’Ivoire

Ngadi worked with emerging Ivorian designer, Kader of Olooh Concept, who created the clothing, made from natural and local materials. The hand and feet raffia ornaments were created by a local artisan named Coulibaly Salia, directly inspired by Ivorian traditional raffia wear. "More specifically, what the Guro and Yacouba wear on their feet during their dance ceremonies. I thought they worked well style-wise and are recognisable, iconic items,"

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