With a global fashion industry to be worth an estimated $2.4 trillion, according to the McKinsey Global Fashion Index, the importance of strategic partners in the fashion industry is key to growth and development. Most especially in Africa.
And hence why the Africa Fashion Guide team are excited to announce their new partnership with Fashion Forum Africa in Ghana working on the first African edition of the upcoming Fashion Africa Voices seminar. FFA is a key on the ground organisation based in Ghana, focused on the West African region, which fosters conversations and encourages dialogue amongst the fashion community of African Fashion Designers through open forums.
Also in partnership with British Council Ghana and Hatch Africa, this March 22nd, Africa Fashion Guide are bringing their mini talk entitled Fashion Africa Voices to the African continent with the first stop being in Accra, Ghana, during the British Council Enterprise Africa Summit.
Fashion Africa Voices have a direct focus on business, entrepreneurship and sustainability within Africa’s fashion and textile industry. Their new intimate talks, launched in London last November in partnership with Prospero World and featuring Tanzanian designer Christine Mhando of Chichia London and went deep into the realities of setting up a fashion business in Africa.
This event brings together a niche group of entrepreneurs and SME businesses with an aim to support their business development goals and get them on the road to success knowing that ultimately this is important in driving success in Africa’s textile industry.
The Accra edition will take place in the heart of Ghana at the British Council Accra offices and include
• up close and personal one-to-one and panel interviews with influential members from the African fashion industry, business community, retail experts and academia
• followed by open group discussions with attendees with Q&A to gain advice from key influencers
Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Time: 1pm-4pm (open for registration at 12.30pm) Cost: FREE!
Event programs includes sessions Fashion & Education – how to be a designer, Fashion & Ethics – how to do fashion responsibly and Fashion & Finance – how to raising finance for young designers and small manufacturers businesses; Followed by a evening Cocktail event with fashion design showcase from key local design companies
Hosted by Ivy Prosper and confirmed speakers include:
• Celeste van Joost – Celmatique • Claudia Lumor – Glitz magazine • Studio189 • Ethical Apparel Africa • Akosua Afriyie Kumi – AAKS/ Fashion Revolution Ghana • Tony Burkson – UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce • Stefania Manfreda – Elle Lokko • Yvonne Ntiamoah – Radford University
Do make sure to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fashion-africa-voices-accra-edition-tickets-31106334885
Spaces are very limited and so we do advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.
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