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Africana X plosion - From Nigeria to the World; Africana set standards for success in Africa

The Africana brand made significant statement of intent – that they are taking the lead in the movement to propagate African fashion on a global scale

The merry sound of clinking glasses, hearty laughter and afrobeats music permeated the cool September evening at Rue Marconi Zone 4, a posh business district in the Ivorien port city of Abidjan. The motley crowd of extremely well and colourfully dressed individuals gathered at the brilliantly lit venue were celebrating…

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The International Trade Centre (ITC) brings Tunisian textiles firms to Egypt to boost regional trade

The International Trade Centre supports small and medium-sized enterprises in the Agadir countries to increase regional trade, through the Global Textiles and Clothing programme and its related work in the region

In the first business-to-business mission since the pandemic, the International Trade Centre brought together 10 Tunisian and 26 Egyptian companies in May in Cairo, to talk about businesses and explore opportunities for regional trade. Textiles and clothing are among the leading exports in the Middle East and North Africa. The…

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In Kenya, Textiles get a Second Life

The textile sector accounts for up to 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions

Every year, $460 billion worth of clothes that can still be worn are discarded. Not only is that a waste of material, experts say it’s also needlessly contributing to the climate crisis. The textile sector accounts for up to 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. To help extend…

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UNECE and partners call for concrete action for a sustainable garment sector at EU-Africa Business Forum 2022

The participants discussed the importance of traceability in value chains of fashion and apparel through advanced technologies

Strengthening value chains between Africa and the European Union (EU) is a priority objective for sustainable growth and decent jobs across the two continents. Recent market imbalances and disparities, involving supply chain disruptions and lack of attention to the social and environmental impacts on vulnerable groups, indicate the importance of…

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African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa, partners, launch new sustainable fashion competition with $6,000 in cash prizes

Entrants must be pursuing environmentally friendly measures, sustainability, and circular economy actions to qualify

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Fashionomics Africa initiative’s second online competition is offering $6,000 total in cash prizes, mentoring, new branding packages and other support for winning African designers of sustainable and circular fashion. Fashionomics Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, Parsons School of Design, strategic consulting…

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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…