2016 Edition – London, UK
5th Year Anniversary event!!
THEME: The African Market
September 8th at the Richmix, East London,
This season we will be discussing how Africa is rising and interest is growing within the continent as a market of its own. ‘The African Market’ is the theme of the conference and we will join together to share and investigate the growth of the African retail stratosphere, e-commerce, the consumer market and why you should be an early adopter, the actual African market formal versus the informal markets, the culture of African consumers and style, tailor relationship versus fast fashion, the young population and the move from the rural to the city areas, African Fashion Manufacturing, Ethiopia as a hot topic for manufacturing, trends in African fashion on and off the continent and link all these to movements in technology, agriculture, sustainability, communication and more.
The seminar event will act as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.
The event will be centred around the areas of these sub-topics Sustainability, African Fashion Manufacturing, Africa’s Retail Market, The Growth of the African Designer market, Africa as New Luxury.
Our Social Aims and Objectives:
‘Fashion Africa’ Conference and Seminars were created to be a catalyst in the industry to help change perceptions of the fashion and textile industry in Africa and to ask those in Africa working in garment design and textile manufacturing what THEY think and need and so aim to keep these discussions ongoing in different locations annually where international industry leaders can connect, do business and initiate change.
The 2016 Fashion Africa Conference will act as a revolutionary vehicle to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of design from the African continent.
This event is a must attend event where there will be a mix of press, brands and industry influencers and insiders with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production.