Any possible Synergies in the ethical fashion scene from design, to fabric supply chain, to clothing manufacturing, marketing and sales
About me / About business or organisation:
In the Process of setting up an establishment in the fashion design and clothing manufacturing industry in Uganda. To employ ethical enterprise ideals throughout our value chain.
Career history / Company history:
From Aerospace Engineering to the Fashion Industry in half a decade.
My history in the Fashion Industry is limited to having organised half a dozen Fashion Shows in London and Bristol in the United Kingdom between 2003 and 2007.
Currently my involvement in the industry is as a supplier of fabrics to the manufacturing industry in Uganda, and my social responsibility concern since 2007 has been Ushindi Namuwongo Women's Initiative,
which is an Ethical Fashion Charitable cooperative based in some of the more disadvantaged quarters around Kampala run by mostly widows who make fashionable bags from traditional African Fabrics and the most adorable beads from recycled glossy magazine paper. My role is as a pro bono fiscal, fashion and marketing strategist helping the Ushindi ladies design, produce, and then of course market their products around the world.
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Hi Peter! I'm planning a trip around Africa later this year to meet and work with ethical fashion producers as a sort of fact-finding mission before I eventually set up my own business. I have been working in production and product development for luxury fashion brands in the UK (currently Burberry) for the past 6 years and I am passionate about finding ways to increase production of fashion in Africa. My plan is to travel and spend some time working with a variety of projects/producers to see how we can all link-up and work together. Do you know of any great projects or suppliers worth visiting, or anyone who would appreciate an extra member of staff for few months? Many thanks, Nicola.
So great to see you on here, and welcome to the Network!!
It is serendipitous that you are the one who introduced me to EFF years back in Kampala.
I'm currently now in London working for EFF for the summer...I'll be back in Africa in September...let's stay in touch!