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Supporting Indian Trade and Investment in Africa (SITA) launches two fresh reports and serves up sustainability solutions to textile and leather companies at Going4Green conference

The conference was in-person for those based in Nairobi, and virtual for those joining from the rest of East Africa, India and ITC’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Textile and Leather promise to create masses of decent employment (including for women), and contribute to increased exports to generally build green economies of East Africa. At today’s ‘Going4Green’ conference, the International Trade Centre (ITC), which supports these priority sectors via its Supporting Indian Trade and Investment in Africa (SITA) project, supplies…

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PAC Capital Commits to a 3-year Sponsorship Agreement with CANEX presents Africa @Portugal Fashion Week

PAC Capital noted that the sponsorship draws from ANJE’s three-year partnership to support and promote Africa’s fashion apparel and textile manufacturing industry in Portugal

To reiterate its commitment towards fostering investment opportunities within Africa’s fashion industry, PAC Capital Limited “PAC Capital” (www.PACCapitalLtd.com) is a proud sponsor of Africa @Portugal Fashion Week 2021. According to the organizers, the inaugural event, which held from 13 to 16 October 2021 is part of Afreximbank’s Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) Programme,…

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Fixing fashion, fast: Esethu Cenga, 27, wins R1.19 million for her recycling start-up

The South African development economics graduate and Mandela Rhodes Scholar is the first-ever recipient of the Äänit Prize, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation's new award for social Impact

On Saturday night Esethu Cenga, 27, won 1.19 million rands for Rewoven, the textile recycling start-up she co-founded in 2018 with Lonwabo Mgoduso and Tshepo Bhengu. The South African development economics graduate and Mandela Rhodes Scholar is the first-ever recipient of the Äänit Prize, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation's (www.MandelaRhodes.org) new…

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Birimian Unveils the First Cohort of the IFM-Birimian Accelerator x Africa, the Accelerator Program Launched with Institut Français de la Mode

The designers selected will also be highlighted at the Première Classe event organized by WSN as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 1–4

Birimian (Birimianventures.com), the first operational investment company dedicated to African luxury and premium heritage brands, has selected the finalists of its first call for applications (see list below). These finalists will join the acceleration program IFM-Birimian Accelerator x Africa, in partnership with Institut Français de la Mode (IFM). The designers…

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Velma’s Millinery Academy Launches Tailor-Made Courses and Innovative Space For New Students

Established in 2018, Velma’s Academy has been touted as a ‘Gamechanger” in fashion training across the continent with over 60 students trained or retrained so far and sent into the job market

Velma’s Millinery Academy (www.VelmasMillineryAcademy.com) - the Ghanaian Academy at the forefront of accessory-fashion training on the continent is expanding to new frontiers with a brand new space for students coupled with a brand-new curriculum. The Academy headed by principal Mrs Velma Owusu-Bempah, a Central Saint Martin-trained-Milliner with over 16 years…

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African Continental Free Trade Area Strongly supports bid of Made in Africa to buy Vlisco

At the heart of Africa’s global and regional competitiveness is the textiles and clothing sector

It has been brought to the attention of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat (https://AfCFTA.au.int) that our strategic partner, a leading African financial institution supported a $200 million bid by Made in Africa to purchase Vlisco, a textile company that sells almost exclusively in Africa. Whilst we respect the rights…

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Madagascan designer Eileen Akbaraly honored at Cannes

Eileen Akbaraly received the Unity Peace Award [Best Commitment] from the collective Union-Life International

Cannes (France), first place in world press coverage thanks to its famous film festival, a platform of global influence, has just hosted the 5th edition of the Better World Fund. At the podium, Eileen Akbaraly, founder of Made For A Woman (www.MadeForAWoman.shop), reaffirmed her entrepreneurial and creative commitment to an…

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Merck Foundation underscores their commitment to build healthcare capacity through providing training for 71 Mauritian doctors

Merck foundation calls for Application for 6 different awards for Media, Film, Fashion and Music fraternity in Mauritius

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The Ministry of Health and Wellness, Mauritius, has underscored their commitment to build healthcare capacity through providing one year PG Diploma and two-year Master Degree in many critical and underserved specialities for doctors from Mauritius. Senator, Dr. Rasha…

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Birimian announces the launch of an accelerator with Institut Français de la Mode and the signing of an exclusive agreement with WSN

The exclusive partnerships illustrate the willingness of all three stakeholders to be part of a long-term venture dedicated to the development of emerging African heritage brands

Birimian (www.Birimianventures.com), the first operational investment company dedicated to African luxury and premium heritage brands, announces two key strategic and exclusive partnerships. Firstly with Institut Français de la Mode, among the world’s leading fashion schools, based in Paris, and secondly with WSN (Who's Next, Première Classe, IMPACT, Traffic, Bijorhca), a…

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Iconic Luxury Fashion Brand Burberry Partners with Team Qhubeka NextHash from Tour de France 2021

The partnership brings together shared values of pushing boundaries, exploring new spaces and landscapes to create possibilities, and challenging expectations

Today, Team Qhubeka NextHash (www.TeamQhubeka.com) is delighted to announce its partnership with luxury fashion brand Burberry. This support will commence from the start of the 108th Tour de France and will feature an iconic new jersey that will first be revealed at the team presentation in Brest, France. Burberry is the…