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Meet The Nigerian Fashion Designer Building Africa's Hermès

Meet The Nigerian Fashion Designer Building Africa's Hermès | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Nigerian-born Kunmi Otitoju, 30, is the founder of Minku, a fast-growing high-end Afro-centric brand that produces luxury bags, wallets and other fashion accessories for men and women by subtly blending Aso-oke into contemporary Spanish leathers to...
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Dont think it stands anywhere close to Hermès aesthetic but it is worth publication i guess

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Runaways to runway: 'ethical' fashion changing lives in Africa

Runaways to runway: 'ethical' fashion changing lives in Africa | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
The muddy streets of Kenya's crowded Korogocho slums are a far cry from the fashion boutiques of Paris, Milan, New York or London. From Korogocho, accessories like the cuffs the women sew are sold in high-end international boutiques, stamped with the labels of international fashion houses like Vivienne Westwood, Fendi and Stella McCartney. It is part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), a project built on a model of "mutual benefit" that aims to support poor communities by linking them up with fashion houses and distributors. Organisers say some 90 percent of workers in Kenya have improved their homes, and almost 85 percent now provide better food for their families.
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African-American's Buying Power To Be $1.1 Trillion By 2015

African-American's Buying Power To Be $1.1 Trillion By 2015 | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations Buying power projected at $1.1 trillion by 2015
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Made With Love: Sustainable Fashion - Vogue

Made With Love: Sustainable Fashion - Vogue | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Getting crafty (in an environmentally and socially conscious way) for Earth Day.
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Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Ethiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes’ factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked.
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Africa's 'Sex and the City' showing potential as a serious business - How we made it in Africa

Africa's 'Sex and the City' showing potential as a serious business - How we made it in Africa | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Africa's 'Sex and the City' showing potential as a serious business
How we made it in Africa
Amarteifio credits the show's success to her own personal ambition.
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Simone Cipriani, head of the International Trade Centre (ITC), Ethical Fashion Initiative launches Manufacturing Plant in Ghana.

Simone Cipriani, head of the International Trade Centre (ITC), Ethical Fashion Initiative launches Manufacturing Plant in Ghana. | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Simone Cipriani oversees the promotion of trade and incubation of creative micro-enterprises within marginalized communities in Africa and Haiti. Operated through the wider ‘Poor Communities and Trade Programme’ launched by the ITC, the Ethical Fa...
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High-Fashion Sandals That Combine Style With Doing Good - Huffington Post

High-Fashion Sandals That Combine Style With Doing Good - Huffington Post | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
High-Fashion Sandals That Combine Style With Doing Good
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These SSeko Design African sandals, hand-made by women in Uganda are a shining example of how ethical fashion can help end the cycle of poverty.
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Altaroma: The Beat of Africa Resounds From The Catwalk

Altaroma: The Beat of Africa Resounds From The Catwalk | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes reports from Altaroma, a new launch pad for emerging designers
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African queen: Beyonce rocks Ankara prints in stunning new photos (LOOK) - Morenikejis Blog

African queen: Beyonce rocks Ankara prints in stunning new photos (LOOK) - Morenikejis Blog | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
by S’ola Filani Beyonce has taken a break from the On the Run tour with husband, Jay Z to give us her best model poses in African Ankara print. She rocked a Demestiks African print outfit...
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Carmina Campus Shows Fendi’s Green Side With African-Made Eco-Fashion

Carmina Campus Shows Fendi’s Green Side With African-Made Eco-Fashion | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Just because something's recycled doesn't mean it has to look cheap or ugly, says the founder of Carmina Campus, a new line of totes, computer sleeves, and iPad covers made from reclaimed materials. Then again, she's a Fendi.
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Fashion can create sustainable employment for marginalised women - The Guardian (blog)

Fashion can create sustainable employment for marginalised women - The Guardian (blog) | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
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Fashion can create sustainable employment for marginalised women
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These artisan projects can only survive if they have strong sales, led by consumers engaging with ethical fashion.
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8 Cultural Representations for Nigerian/ African Fashion Designers ...

8 Cultural Representations for Nigerian/ African Fashion Designers ... | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Their impact when it comes to representing Nigerian and African culture throughout the world cannot be overemphasized.The use of different African prints and colours in our designs createshow-stopping outfits and inspire ...
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Ethiopia Draws Asia Manufacturing Interest

Ethiopia Draws Asia Manufacturing Interest | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
For a long time, economists have discussed East Africa's chances to "get a foot in the door" of global manufacturing. China, as the world's leading hub for mass production, ha...
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Pratt Exhibit Spotlights Elite Black Fashion Designers

Pratt Exhibit Spotlights Elite Black Fashion Designers | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Only two black fashion designers had runway shows during New York Fashion Week, but ten other African-American designers — both established and up-and-coming — are being featured in ...
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New African designers

New African designers | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Across the continent, African designers are tapping into the richness of their cultural heritage to newly striking and sophisticated effect. The global style cognoscenti are captivated, says Lucia van der Post
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Time for Africa to rebrand by Lahja Nashuuta 20140721 - The Southern Times

Time for Africa to rebrand by Lahja Nashuuta 20140721 - The Southern Times | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Time for Africa to rebrand by Lahja Nashuuta 20140721 The Southern Times “There is a need to rebrand Africa so that it not only sells the picture of hope for a better Africa, but that of a continent which can compete as an equal with the rest of...
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Fair Trade vs Ethical Fashion - Oz Fair Trade

Fair Trade vs Ethical Fashion - Oz Fair Trade | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Click to learn the difference between Fair Trade and Ethical Fashion. Fair Trade is a movement that started in the 1940s. Ethical Fashion is a relatively new movement.
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ENTER ELLE RISING STAR 2014 - Elle

ENTER ELLE RISING STAR 2014 - Elle | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Let’s talk 2014 ELLE Rising Star Design Award! Entries open today (8 July 2014) and this year the search is not just countrywide –it’s continent-wide. Yes, ELLE and Mr Price are casting our fashion net wider and have opened up the competition to young designers across Africa – and so the search begins for Africa’s …
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Sseko Way

The story of Sseko Designs. Music by the amazing Freelance Whales.
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Anita Quansah London, ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative x Altaroma, Italy 2014

ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative partners with Altaroma for their curated "Room Service" project, part of AltaRomAltaModa 2014. Anita Quansah is a jewellery de...
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@africancreativecollective x @asomarketplace... - Kenema

@africancreativecollective x @asomarketplace... - Kenema | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
@africancreativecollective x @asomarketplace stocking that #HIGHGRADE global fashion with #African roots
I’m super proud to be a part of this collective. ⬆️⬆️⬆️
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Greenshowroom / Ethical Fashion Show Berlin 2014 - Textiles Update

Greenshowroom / Ethical Fashion Show Berlin 2014 - Textiles Update | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Berlin, Germany - Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin not only offer presentations by 122 eco-fashion labels but also first-class information and networking opportunities. With an extensive programme of ...
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Ethical Fashion Ghana Project Launched To Boost Industry -

Ethical Fashion Ghana Project Launched To Boost Industry - | Made in Africa | Scoop.it
Ethical Fashion Ghana Project Launched To Boost Industry AFKInsider The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), in collaboration with the Swiss Government, has launched a fashion project to establish a sustainable export market, based on a...
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