Saturday 6th of March 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

African Inspired Ankara Prints Get Modern Makeover

African Inspired Ankara Prints Get Modern Makeover

African-inspired prints are getting a modern makeover. Ankara, a fabric from West Africa, isn't just considered cultural attire anymore it's taking the spotlight on catwalks and red carpets across the world.

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The Folklore

The Folklore

Exclusivity and sustainability is key for The Folklore. Each season The Folklore carries very limited stock of each luxury item. The carefully curated high-end product-line reflects the diversity of Africa's contemporary urban landscapes, minimalist design aesthetic, and artistic vibrancy. Most of the fashion, accessories, and homewares available were handmade by local artisans based in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Cote D’Ivoire.

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Ivorian startup, Afrikrea is building the online infrastructure for African culture commerce

Ivorian startup, Afrikrea is building the online infrastructure for African culture commerce

Similarly, Francophone Africa is considered a minority in the African tech space. Often looked at as second-best to Anglophone Africa, the region has fewer technological innovations and startups. “Looking at the well of startups in Africa, I feel like we’re almost despised and ignored by pretty much everyone in Africa,” he laughs. “It feels like there’s only Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa in Africa. And that’s kind of insulting when we see that we’re able to ...

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The changing face of Ugandan fashion Industry 

The changing face of Ugandan fashion Industry 

Uganda's fashion industry is characterised by struggling ventures, semi-professional small-scale production, and lack of infrastructure, institutions and government support , and now the challenges have been exacerbated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Destination wonder: a journey through Ghana’s feelgood fashion world

Destination wonder: a journey through Ghana’s feelgood fashion world

With Accra fashion week postponed due to Covid-19, Mercedes-Benz has worked with five next-gen designers and the photographer Carlos Idun-Tawia to showcase Ghana’s emerging talent and the country’s tradition of sharing skills from one generation to the next through storytelling.

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