There is good news for fashion designers, students or fashion businesses who have set up their fashion business sourcing and/or producing in Africa and are interested in sustainability and ethical business practice.
AFG is bringing their Fashion Africa Conference back to London for 2014. You don’t want to miss this conference, it is an opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place. The 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:
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 available African fashion and international retailers in Africa.
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 And more.
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.
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)
Register at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fashion-africa-conference-2014-london-tickets-10282163227
Please note: Seating is only available with ticketed entry, please register your space early to avoid disappointment.
For more information go to www.africafashionguide.com or email for more information on the conference or for general enquiries