Monday 26th of October 2020

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The Next Wave of African Designers Taking Their Place on the Global Stage

The Next Wave of African Designers Taking Their Place on the Global Stage

Recognizing the need for more structures in place to support emerging African fashion talent, the Ethical Fashion Initiative recently announced the launch of its first Accelerator Programme, which targets existing fashion brands producing in Africa who require additional support to accelerate their business in the global marketplace to become investment ready. The organization selected five designers to participate in the platform: REIGN, Margaux Wong, Lukhanyo Mdingi, WUMAN and Jiamini.

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Haute Couture sub-sector hamstrung with textile mills collapse

Haute Couture sub-sector hamstrung with textile mills collapse

THE former National Chairman of the Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA), Ibrahim Igomu, said the ban placed on imported textile and finished clothing does not mean that the country would automatically stop buying textiles or clothing from other countries. He explained that the policy would only discourage importers from sourcing textile materials from overseas, but to look inwards and source their raw materials locally.

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A new Generation of E-commerce Retailers want to Globalise African fashion

A new Generation of E-commerce Retailers want to Globalise African fashion

“Designers will only grow if they can continue to sell at a steady and sustainable pace. With growing interest in traditions that are central to Africans, which boost the manufacturing and textile sectors, African merchandising will grow, allowing for better products to be made and sold all over the world,” says Odu.

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LVMH Prize finalist Sindiso Khumalo debuts at Milan Fashion Week with Harriet Tubman-inspired collection

LVMH Prize finalist Sindiso Khumalo debuts at Milan Fashion Week with Harriet Tubman-inspired collection

We actually train these women up in our studio in crochet and hand embroidery. For me, it's also about imparting a skill that they can also use themselves because in Cape Town we have a tourist market. It's a combination of giving them a safe place to work, a non-judgemental place, and then also giving them a skill that they can then use. Everybody needs the chance at a second chapter we have so much poverty in South Africa.

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Nisha Kanabar The Curator Championing African Fashion

Nisha Kanabar The Curator Championing African Fashion

Nisha Kanabar founded Industrie Africa in hopes of addressing the misconceptions and stereotypical impressions of what African design really is. “It was important for me to create a 360-degree hub of contemporary African fashion that’s global, curated, and current

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