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Africa Fashion Guide announce's Tee Shirts sponsor for their upcoming Conference! check out this Sponsor.

Africa Fashion Guide (AFG) are extremely pleased to announce their Tee Shirt sponsors for their upcoming event Fashion Africa Conference 2015! 

East African based garment manufacturers Mantisworld have agreed to sponsor the tee shirts for our annual Fashion Africa conference on April 24th 2015. Having visited their production site in Tanzania and seen their work, AFG can truly validate them as a great source for African production and are proud to have this association with them. 

Made in Africa, by Africans, using ORGANIC certified African Cotton! Our 100% Made in Africa Slogan Tees are truly African grown and sewn and will be available to purchase 

on the day of our conference April 24th 2015.

On Friday 24th April 2015 strategically held on Fashion Revolution Day (and in remembrance of the Rana Plaza factory collapse victims in Bangladesh in 2013), Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide will for the first time host a full day conference event! Held in London consisting of SIX PANEL discussions with international industry leaders – their Fashion Africa Conference 2015 is back on a big scale and is titled An African Revolution.

Africa Fashion Guide founder Jacqueline Shaw says,
“We are campaigning to raise awareness of African cotton and the challenges faced by cotton farmers around the continent, not only to create an interest in this textile but to encourage more trade. Through the use of fashion slogan tees, interviews, reports, videos, talks and more we aim to spread the word about the situation of African cotton in the textile market place and bring it to the forefront of the international fashion industry.”

The root and the rationale behind this campaign has been grounded by reports such as The Fair trade Foundation report called ‘The Great Cotton Stitch-Up’. This highlighted the fact that subsidies that the EU and USA farmers receive that African farmers do not which makes it difficult for them to compete internationally. One of the major problems is the value chain of African cotton and that this value is often lost due to the exporting of the raw cotton out of the continent.

Jacqueline explains
“This problem with the lack of subsidies received by African cotton farmers prevents them from competing well internationally. Cotton in many of these countries are the main source of trade and the main export. The importance is that there is the existence of quality cotton in Africa but just around 5% African grown cotton is actually processed in Africa. So the more that is grown and sewn on the continent the better for the textile supply chain and fashion industry in Africa”
Above all they are providing guests with the opportunity to listen to and network with to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London. You cannot miss this event! Early booking discounts end March 31st so do make sure to REGISTER TODAY!

DATE: Friday 24th April 2015
TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm (doors open 9.30am for registration)
VENUE: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
PRICE: £35 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £49 after March 31st!)  - includes tea, coffee and biscuits

REMEMBER TO BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!
For more information see: 
www.fashionafricaconference.com and www.africafashionguide.com
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See details for Mantisworld here:

Credits = Model – Yemi Fatola and Rich Blk with thanks
Images courtesy = AO-Photography – www.ao-photography.co.uk with appreciation

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