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Profession / role:
Designer & Advocate for Sustainable Fashion in Africa
Company / organisation:
Natasha Kitkat , Designer : MIMA Music Apparel
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Connections in Africa. ethical fashion lines....
About me / About business or organisation:
I am deeply committed to sustainable development initiatives in Africa
Career history / Company history:
Entrepreneur, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) grad, Merchandiser, Designer * fashion show producer, Brand lead & Designer for apparel line for MIMA Music

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At 12:23 on March 8, 2011, Nicola Thornley said…

Hi Chantal, are you still working in Africa?  I'm working with producers in various African states to help create links with the International fashion industry and develop procedures and quality.  I'm also working on a project that is working to prmote and protect traditional craft skills.  I'd be interested to hear what you're up to if you're still on the continent!  Thanks, Nicola.

At 17:31 on September 28, 2009, mario lewis said…
Hello Chantal,
Thanks for your response on the book.
I would like to become a member of your network of friends.
At 10:03 on September 25, 2009, Prama Bhardwaj said…
Thanks for thinking of me Chantal! I've contacted Michelle and am looking forward to finding out more about what she does.
What are you working on in the line of sustainable clothing / Africa etc?
At 6:29 on September 14, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Chantal,
Namaste from Nepal! I just wanted to drop you a line about our company, 'Heaven Hemp' here in Kathmandu which I run with my (British) wife. I've been working here in Nepal since 2002 when I set up my own workshop (we have a permanent team of 8) to design manufacture and export ethically produced natural fibre goods - wild hemp, wild nettle, banana, peace silk, wool and bamboo.
We now export clothes, accessories, homeware, fabric and yarn to the UK, Norway, the US, Japan and India. As well as using power-loomed natural fibre blends for our clothes, we also source wild hemp and wild nettle yarn and fabric (naturally organic) from farming families in the hills who hand-spin the yarn and hand-weave it on small looms. We have also just started to design and make our own handloomed fabrics too.
You can see some of our products at, including the new ‘balika’ range of kids' clothes which Rosie (my wife) designed (and my kids modelled!) The site is our wholesale catalogue. We are trying to spread the word about what we do to create interest in our products, create jobs, and to keep the tradition of hand spun yarn and hand loomed cloth alive in Nepal.

Please drop me a line if I can tell you anything more,

Take care
At 9:54 on September 8, 2009, jacqueline said…
hey chantal
your background sounds interesting and your support for sustainable fashion made in africa as this is what i will be concentrating my masters on when i begin in a few weeks as well as the direction i am working towards with my clothing label and bridalwear business too...will you be at the ethical fashion show in paris in october would be good to meet whilst there, jacqueline
At 17:05 on August 20, 2009, Daniel Guerra said…
Thanks Chantal, keep in touch!!!
At 10:18 on August 4, 2009, Kate Louise Hutchinson said…
Dear Chantal,

Welcome to the Africa group! I look forward to meeting you soon,


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