Saturday 11th of July 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Mitumba Clothes Ban May Crimp Kenyan Style, It May Also Lift Local Designers.

Mitumba Clothes Ban May Crimp Kenyan Style, It May Also Lift Local Designers.

The coronavirus gave Kenya a chance to promote its own clothing manufacturing, but thwarted a lively trade. In Nairobi, the combination of the import ban, plus lockdown measures and an overnight curfew introduced to stamp out the virus, have drastically lessened the hive of activity at the popular Gikomba and Toi thrift markets, mazes of narrow pathways packed with bellowing vendors and piles of clothes, shoes and household goods.

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Ghana Becomes the first Country to Launch Covid-19 Inspired Fashion Print Designs

Ghana Becomes the first Country to Launch Covid-19 Inspired Fashion Print Designs

The designs which we print now are all originated by Ghanaians and printed by Ghanaians, so behind every design we produce it's our value systems, our sense of art, and how we communicate. The new fabrics have symbols like padlocks, keys and planes to reflect some of the measures implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, African prints are popular in Ghana and many workers wear them on Fridays.

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Unearthing Fabrics: Spandex

Unearthing Fabrics: Spandex

Unearthing fabrics is a new series that looks at your favourite garments before you started wearing them. Today, we’re looking at Spandex however it can also be called Lycra or Elastane. It’s a wonder garment with endless possibilities. HISTORY OF SPANDEX Rock & roll musicians liked wearing tight pants, made of spandex and this helped […]

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Bambuser to Africa – Enters Pilot Agreement with South African Retailer

Bambuser to Africa – Enters Pilot Agreement with South African Retailer

Bambuser was founded in 2007 as the world's first company with a platform for interactive mobile live video broadcasting and is a leading supplier in the live video segment. In 2019, Bambuser introduced Live Video Shopping, which enables live shopping directly on the brand's website. Bambuser is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market and is headquartered in Stockholm.

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Fashion and Cosmetics Brands Spark Controversy in China with Pride Campaign and Removal of “Whitening” from Skin Care Products

Fashion and Cosmetics Brands Spark Controversy in China with Pride Campaign and Removal of “Whitening” from Skin Care Products

US fashion brand Calvin Klein has introduced a new campaign that features a plus-size, African-American transgender model. This and French cosmetics brand L'oreal Paris' decision to alter its slogan have both sparked controversy on Chinese social media as many netizens said they felt the move was merely an attempt by the companies to be "politically correct."

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