2017 Edition – London, UK
THEME: Africa. Fashion’s Future
The African Opportunity
May 25th and 26th at Chelsea Town Hall, London,
This season we will be discussing the Future of the fashion industry in Africa, how it is rising and how the movements in the global fashion industry is being executed in Africa. We will look at the growing interest is in the continent as a market of its own as ‘The African Opportunity’ i
We will continue to 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, the secondhand clothing industry, the media industry and the present image of Africa in the press, 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 Future Sustainability, Future Manufacturing, Future Retail, Future Trends, Future Supply, Future Innovation, Future Disruption, Future Policy, Future Finance, Future Luxury and more.
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 2017 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.