Are you are a fashion designer, student or fashion business who has set up your fashion business sourcing and/or producing in Africa and interested in sustainability and ethical business practice? Then don’t miss this conference. For the opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place then you cannot miss this event!
Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide
brings our FASHION AFRICA
Conference back to London this February.
This evening event will take place on Wednesday 26th February and will consist of a panel discussion with international industry leaders entitled Fashion Africa 2014. This yearly conference acts as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience.
Fashion Africa conferences are vehicles to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of fashion design from the African continent and gives design entrepreneurs the relevant tips, strategies, tools and resources to successfully prepare, build and grow your own African focused fashion business based on sustainable design practices and ethical working conditions.
This event will include 2 panel discussions with contribution from fashion
professionals and industry experts who will discuss and debate on the topics:
ETHICAL . FASHION . AFRICA
1) Sustainable Fashion Made in Africa – Sourcing cotton and local fabrics, Fairtrade issues, local production, artisans. AFG African Cotton Campaign. How important is African craft to the luxury market and Africa’s fashion industry? What is the future of global textiles and Africa’s part it in? and more…
2) The Future of African Fashion – the importance of Fashion shows, media, press and marketing to bring light to African fashion into the global fashion industry. Is it just a fad? Does African fashion get enough positive recognition? The importance of retail – selling and making availble African fashion and international retailers in Africa.
This must attend event will include guests from press, brands as well as industry influencers and insiders who all have a mutual interest, involvement and focus to elevate African textile trade, fashion design and production. This event is for those who want to be part of the wider solution in raising Africa as a leader not a follower in quality design and production.
The 2014 line up of panelists include:
Annegret Affolderbach of Choolips
Daphne Kasambala of Sappelle online boutique
Helen Jennings of Arise and Kisua online store
Lisel Truscott of Textile Exchange
Mark Stephenson of Sandstorm Kenya
Paola Masperi of Mayamiko
Prama Bhardwaj of Sunflag/Mantisworld
SInem Bilen-Onabanjo of FAB Magazine
Tamsin Lejeune of Ethical Fashion Forum
Terence Sambo of One Nigerian Boy blog
Africa Fashion Guide Founding Director, Jacqueline Shaw will also be presenting the relaunch of her coffee table book ‘Fashion Africa’ at the conference.
And tee-shirts from the African Fashion Guide African Cotton Campaign will be available to view and order on the day. (There is the opportunity to purchase these tees in advance along with your conference ticket – see ticket options for details of colours available)
To attend this event make sure you sign up quickly as space is limited!
DATE: Wednesday 26th February 2014
TIME: 6.00pm – 8.30pm (doors open 5.45pm)
VENUE: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (Lower Ground Floor)
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG
PRICE: £7.50 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £15 after Feb 14th)
BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!
Please note: Seating is only available with ticketed entry, please register your space early to avoid disappointment.
About Africa Fashion Guide
Africa Fashion Guide is the brainchild of Jacqueline Shaw a professional fashion designer, a visionary and an eco-entrepreneur with a big heart for Africa, Fashion and International Development.
Jacqueline concepted then launched Africa Fashion Guide in 2011 with the focus to promote the African fashion and textile industry to the greater global textile industry. It is a one stop shop for fashion professionals, students, retailers, magazines, bloggers and all those interested in African fashion and textiles as a way to promote this industry and bring links between African designers, craftspeople, manufacturers and texile designers with UK and EU fashion design companies and consumer markets, as well as with retailers worldwide.
AfricaFashionGuide is an information based platform for birthed with the focus to create an awareness campaign that promotes the full supply chain of the African fashion and textile industry with an ethical perspective and create links with the greater global textile industry.
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A not-for-profit social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa’s fashion and textile industry.
Africa Fashion Guide is a proud member of the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Fellowship 500. This is a global network focusing on social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.