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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fashion Africa Seminar 2012

AfricaFashionGuide (in partnership with online retailers Closet49) hosted a Nairobi conference on October 17th, and invited me to be a panelist, which was super nice of them.

Up for discussion were questions about the business of fashion, ethical considerations around fashion production in Africa, as well as how viable the continent is as a source for cotton and textiles.

Myself, designer Ziki of Afrofanatic, & Jaffar Jackson
Maureen Gathoni of Imagine Pictures, Susan Wong, & Linda Mureithi

AFG founder Jacqueline Shaw (right)
Mark Stephenson of Sandstorm Kenya & Prama Bhardwaj of Mantisworld
Designer Ann McCreath for Kiko Romeo
Abagi and Franklyn of Closet49

On the panel
Big thanks to AfricaFashionGuide founder Jacqueline Shaw for including me in this convening, such a treat to take part in an ongoing conversation about the direction of fashion and retail on the continent. Follow her @AfricaFashGuide.

All images courtesy of Closet49.

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