Sunday 17th of January 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

Archel Bernard Making Bold Moves in Africa Fashion Industry 

Archel Bernard Making Bold Moves in Africa Fashion Industry 

“We are making tangible change in the lives of women who work for us.“ It’s change inspired by Bernard’s journey and all the people who have been part of it. Her grandmother, after fleeing Liberia, worked long hours in retail at a J.C. Penney until she couldn’t work anymore. She was at the grand opening of Bombchel.

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Haute Afrika

Haute Afrika

Haute Afrika, (Haute "meaning high standards, class, and elegance in French"), is an Award winning and internationally nominated contemporary African print brand founded in 2016 by Gracia Bampile. Her aim was to promote African sophistication and elegance by catering for a growing continent. The brand embodies a modern culture and celebrates Africa’s heritage and shares the story one print at a time. Motivated to break societies stereotypes by infusing art through fashion and sharing the ethnic culture of Africans.

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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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