As part of a focus on the fashion sector in Africa by the SOURCE during December 2011, this event brought together over 50 fashion professionals at the House of Lords to hear presentations from sector leaders and to debate opportunities and challenges for African Fashion.
Chaired by Baroness Lola Young, academic, House of Lords peer, and ethical fashion champion, and spearheaded by SOURCE Editor in Chief and EFF Managing Director Tamsin Lejeune, the event featured TED style presentations from representatives of ASOS Africa, Comic Relief, Mantis World, The African Fashion Guide, and Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA)
Read on for a concise summary of each presentation, recommendations and discussion on how best practice in the garment and textiles sector can be achieved in the African context.
The event was attended by representatives from Levi Strauss, Roland Mouret, TKMaxx, Speedo, Burberry, British Retail Consortium, WGSN, Drapers, Fairtrade Foundation, Made By, Ethical Trading Initiative, GOTS, and many others.
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