17 August 2011 ~ 6 Comments

African style in an ethical context

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ysl1 19410 0x440 large African style in an ethical contextNot for the first time but nevertheless significantly, African fashion (that is to say fashion from the range of African countries and the diaspora!) is again at a historical conjuncture marked by an increased consumption of what the continent has to offer style-wise. This time around the African fashion revolution is coming at an age where the terms ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable’ have become closely linked with the fashion industry.

Catering to this fusion of cultural influences is Jacqueline Shaw, a professional fashion designer and an eco-entrepreneur with a big heart for Africa, Fashion and International Development and the founder of the Africa Fashion Guide and the soon to be launched coffee table book “Fashion Africa”.

The book contains over 45 fashion companies who share both creations and thoughts about producing and sourcing in Africa. It will be launched on Friday 9th September at the iconic Africa Centre in London.  The event will include a forum chaired by Eliza Anyangwe, writer for the Guardian and the focus of the forum will be to discuss the topical issue of ‘African fashion with an ethical perspective’.

Panelists will include those who not only have a love for Africa but who through projects, blogs, initiatives and personal beliefs work tirelessly to raise awareness of African fashion, including yours truly J

Those wishing to attend can register at www.africafashionguide.eventbrite.com


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