Yes, I have booked my ticket to attend the Fashion African Conference which is in exactly two weeks from today. I have never attended before and I am looking forward to hearing the different speakers and discussions.
Organised by the Africa Fashion Guide the event is happening on the 24th of April which is also Fashion Revolution Day. The aim of the gathering is to discuss the future of the African Fashion industry in particular the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and to communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.
This event is recommended to all fashion designers, retailers, students and any one in the business of fashion.
Check out the talks going on on the day
PANEL 1) – African Revolution – Fashion Made in Africa
PANEL 2) The New African Fashion Market – Designers, Fashion Shows, Media and Retail
PANEL 3A) Africa is Open for Business – Africa as a Source for New Business
PANEL 3B) Textile Futures – Africa’s Cotton, Leather and Textile Industry Opportunities
PANEL 4A) Source Africa and Navigating Value Chains, Logistics and Red Tape
PANEL 4B) Africa’s Triple Bottom Line – Sustainability, Ethical Credentials and Responsibility in the African Fashion Industry
There is also a selection of great speakers from far and wide. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Arieta Mujay of African Creative Collective, Chris Springs of the British Museum and Hannay Pool of the Guardian and Africa Utopia. I think it is going to be very enriching. Do come and check join the discussion. More information on how to attend can be found below. If you are coming, do leave a comment to say so and hopefully see you there!
DATE: Friday 24th April, 2015
TIME: 10AM to 5PM
VENUE: Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London
EVENT WEBSITE: www.fashionafricaconference.com