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“Leaving A Legacy Was And Still Is My Aim,” – Brian Ahumuza

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Brian Ahumuza: Passion drives top fashion stylist [The Independent]

Brian Ahumuza is a known name in Uganda’s men’s fashion world.  In just seven years; starting in 2010, he has styled and groomed celebrities, modeled apparels, and launched an array of high end fashion shops. And he is just 27 years old and was not born anywhere near the world in which he orbits today.

This Cape Town design duo proves ethical fashion & high style go hand-in-hand [Times Live South Africa]

Kim and Natalie Ellis are changing views with regards to eco-friendly fashion, one stitch at a time.

“Established in 2012, our label began as a dream to effect local communities through sustainable fashion,” they said. “It has since evolved into an enduring commitment to an environmentally and socially conscious approach to design.”

Their return to Cape Town from London, after working for top brands such as Burberry, fuelled their passion to create clothes and contribute to their community.

“When we returned, we came back with a hunger to work with and improve our local community by creating jobs and using local fabrics,” they said.

The best days of selling cheap Chinese goods in Africa are over [Quartz Africa]

The boom years of trading in Chinese goods may be over not just for Eastleigh, but for the thousands of African and Chinese who have been facilitating the flow of cheap Chinese goods into Africa. Across the continent, Chinese products dominate the market for everything from cell phones to traditional dutch wax prints.

Now, African traders from Kenya to Nigeria are struggling with competition and the rising costs of Chinese goods. It’s easier to move goods between China and Africa than ever before, but tightening visa regulations are making it harder to operate in China. Guangzhou, the main hub for Chinese products destined for Africa, has begun to empty out of the African traders and businesspeople that have collected there over the past decade.

70 models are set to walk during this year’s Africa Fashion Week Nigeria [News Ghana]
The Model casting call for the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2017, would go down in history as one of the biggest of its kind in sub-saharan Africa.

The Founder of Africa Fashion Week, Ronke Ademiluyi said she was overwhelmed by the large turn of models who aspire to join the fashion week every year. “The platform keeps growing every year with remarkable shows. We are not going to relent.That is why government and multinationals should support us. AFWN is more than entertainment. We add economic value to African designers on our platform with our creativity every year.”

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